NEW DELHI: India warned China that any forceful attempt to alter the status quo on the ground along the Line of Actual Control will have the repercussions.
India wants China to avoid activities in Eastern Ladakh that will damage the peace that existed in the border areas but can also have “ripples and repercussions” in the broader bilateral relationship, said India’s ambassador to China Vikram Misri.
Indian ambassador added that China has damaged “considerable trust” in the bilateral relationship with their actions in Ladakh which had earlier killed 20 Indian soldiers.
Thus, India wants the Chinese side to stop creating obstruction and hindrances in the normal patrolling patterns of the Indian troops.
Ambassador Misri rubbished China’s claim of sovereignty over Galwan Valley in Ladakh as “completely untenable”, and asserted that these kinds of exaggerated claims should be avoided.
In response, Sun Weidong, China’s ambassador to India, has acknowledged that there were Chinese “casualties” too in the June 15 clashes in Galwan Valley.