The Chinese Foreign Ministry additionally mentioned that a commander-level meet was held on Monday between troops from each side, the primary such assembly because the violent face-off in Galwan Valley on the evening of June 15.
File picture of Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao (Picture Courtesy: Twitter @MFA_China)
The Chinese Foreign Ministry launched a press release on Tuesday claiming that stories of at the least 40 soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) being killed in the violent face-off in Galwan Valley as “Fake News”. Chinese authorities mouthpiece Global Times attributed the assertion to China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry additionally mentioned that a commander-level meet was held on Monday between troops from each side, the primary such assembly because the violent face-off in Galwan Valley on the evening of June 15. This, added the assertion, reveals “that both sides hope to properly handle their differences through dialogue and consultation”.
Earlier this week, China’s Foreign Ministry had issued a press release in response to the decision for boycotting Chinese merchandise in India. The assertion mentioned, “Responsibility for the border clash rests entirely on the Indian side. China attaches great importance to China-India relations and hopes the two can work to safeguard the long-term development of bilateral ties.”
While the Indian Army had clarified that 20 of its soldiers have been killed in the road of obligation in the course of the violent face-off on June 15, it had additionally made clear that one other 78 personnel incurred accidents and are being handled at numerous hospitals.
On Saturday, Union Minister General (Retd) VK Singh had claimed that China misplaced double the variety of soldiers killed on the Indian facet in the course of the face-off. He went additional to say, “China hides numbers. In the 1962 war too, it did not accept the casualties.”
However, the Chinese authorities or the PLA is but to launch precise figures of troops misplaced in the Galwan Valley face-off.