India has accused China of violating the border consensus reached between them during recent peace talks.
It said Chinese troops carried out “provocative military movements” to change the status quo in Ladakh.At least 20 Indian soldiers died in clashes with Chinese troops in the region in June. China has not said if its soldiers also died.The two nuclear powers accused each other of crossing the poorly demarcated border and provoking the fight.China is yet to respond to India’s latest allegations, which come after several rounds of peace talks between the two sides since June.Delhi said that Indian troops “pre-empted” Chinese activity on “the Southern Bank of Pangong Tso Lake” on the night of 29 August.”We undertook measures to strengthen our positions and thwart Chinese intentions to unilaterally change facts on ground,” a statement from the Indian government said.
It added that Delhi was committed to peace talks but “is also equally determined to protect its territorial integrity”. Analysts say that such a public announcement from India suggests that the relative peace on the border has been broken.
( Source : BBC News)