According to a statement by the Indian army, three of its soldiers were killed in a late Monday clash between troops from the two countries.
The CNN reported that the incident occurred at the Himalayas boarder.
Death was witnesed in both sides including an Indian officer and two Indian soldiers.
It is still not clear whether there was an additional number of casualties on India’s side besides the three.A meeting has since been convened by senior millitary officials to difuse the situation.
At a Tuesday conference, the Chinese foreign ministry through the spokesman Zhao Lijian accused Indian troops of what he termed as gross violation of a consensus between them.
Zhao added that in two instances ,the troops (Indian) have crossed boarders into China for illegal activities,provoked and attacked Chinese personnel leading to serious physical conflict between the two countries.
Further, he asked India to strictly follow their consensus and regulate its front line troops and not to cross the line and do not stir up troubles or take unilateral moves that may worsen then matter.
He continued to note that they (India and China ) had agreed to resolve the issue through dialogue and consolation and make efforts for easing the situation and upholding peace and tranquility in the border area.
As to whether there was any casualty on the Chinese side,Zhao did not give a comment.
The disputed territory
Himalayas is one of the largest landboarders in the world.
Both New Delhi and Beijing have accused each other of tresspassin’g the boarders leadin’g to increased tensions along the boarder by overstepping the line of actual control that separates the two.
In 1962,a bloody war between the two countries had once occurred.
The Line of Actual Control runs between Chinese-controlled Aksai Chin and the rest of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region.
Both China and India have not agreed where exactly or how long the boarder line is .
Despite Aksai Chin being administered by China as part of Xinjiang, the Indian government also claims government as part of Ladakh.
Both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have built public support in large part on nationalism and a promise of future greatness. This often translates into aggressive rhetoric, especially when playing to a domestic audience.
Before the occurrence of this incident,
former Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said that he was hopeful that the current crisis won’t lead to an abandonment of long-standing diplomatic negotiations over the disputed territory.
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