On Thursday to make a replacement road China questioned India’s move & nbsp close to Pangong lake in Ladakh sector, expression it had “slapped its own face” by permitting such a project on the border that’s however to be demarcated.
The new road project sanctioned by India close to Pangong lake aforesaid the foreign ministry, wherever bordertroops of the 2 countries clashed last week, wasn’t tributary to maintaining “peace and tranquillity” on the border.
The foreign ministry contended the move revealed a contradiction in India’s stand on construction of structures along the border on the report projected by Hindustan Times earlier this week.
It has been reported by the Hindustan Times that the Border Road Organisation (BRO) has taken over the project after it was cleared by the home ministry. And the home of ministry has “approved the counstruction of a standalone project from Marsimik La to Hot Spring”. Marsimik La in Ladakh is about 20 km from the northwestern tip of Pangong lake.
Hua Chunying reacted strongly when Chinese state media cited Foreign ministry spokesperson the report and sought a reaction at the regular news briefing on Thursday.
Hua said“It seems according to reports the Indian side is slapping its own face. China’s road-building recently and the Indian side is closely following it but India’s actions themselves have proven that the Indian side says something and does another, Its (India’s) words are in complete contradiction to its deeds in terms of border issues,” she added.
“The two sides have agreed to uphold border areas’ peace and tranquillity before disputes are settled. The India-China boundary has not been delimited, whic is the western section. So, the current road construction by the Indian side is not conducive to peace and stability in that area and will not help with settlement of the current situation.”
The status quo and have serious security implications, New Delhi said the road would alter. Hua was referring to the intervention in June by Indian troops to block the construction of a road by Chinese troops in Donglang or Doklam near the Sikkim border.
In the Doklam areaChina has repeatedly blamed India for “trespass” and for triggering the two-month military standoff. Dokalm is under China’s control but claimed by Bhutan.
On August 15 Beijing has also blamed Newdelhi for the skirmish near Pangong lake, saying Indian troops triggered the scuffle in which Chinese soldiers were injured.
As per our foreign ministry said on Monday that China has lodged “serious concerns” over the incident which occurred along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). “On August 15, according to our information, the Chinese border troops conducted normal patrol on the Chinese side of the LAC around Pangong area,” Hua said on Monday.
“The Indian side took some violent actions and injured the Chinese border personnel, during this process. This has violated the consensus between the Indian and Chinese side in relation to the border issues,” she had added.