“The Indian side violated the consensus and started provocation which led to escalation of the situation. Since the beginning of the standoff in early May, the Chinese side has lodged representations on multiple occasions to the Indian side through military and diplomatic channels” Chinese Ambassador to India H.E. Sun Weidong briefed to Press trust of India on 25th June.
Fe further added, “The Indian side agreed to withdraw the personnel who crossed the LAC and demolish the facilities, and so they did.”
He urged the Indian side to conduct a thorough investigation to hold the violators accountable and to enforce strict discipline among the frontline troops.
Chinese version of Galwan Valley episode
The incident happened on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The Indian side crossed the LAC first.
The Galwan Valley is located on the Chinese side of the LAC.
Since the beginning of this year, the Indian side has continuously built facilities at or crossing the LAC in the Galwan Valley, constantly changing the status quo of ground control.
On May 6, the Indian border troops crossed the LAC in the Galwan Valley by night and trespassed into China’s territory.
Indian Army resorted to violent means to create a standoff between the two sides and built infrastructures in an attempt to maintain a permanent presence.
Indian side violated the consensus and started provocation which led to escalation of the situation.
The Indian side agreed to withdraw the personnel who crossed the LAC and demolish the facilities.
Indian troops in a Commander level meeting on 6th June agreed to not to cross the estuary of the Galwan river to patrol and build facilities yet once again crossed the line for provocations, which triggered the conflict.
The Indian side started the fight and violently attacked Chinese people.
The Indian side violated a series of agreements including the agreement for peace and confidence building along LAC (line of actual control) reached between the two countries in 1993.
Earlier this week, Lan Jianxue, an associate research fellow at the China Institute of International Studies had also said “New Delhi has been drawn into territorial conflicts and disputes with China, Pakistan and Nepal due to the expansionism and inflated nationalism promoted by the Indian government.”
China puts all the hassle on Indian side
The Chinese ambassador with such remarks put the burden of wrongdoings on the Indian Army and if the version is accepted in its current form will put an stain on Indian troops for the conflicts as occurred along LAC.
As the accusation includes the repeated violation of bilateral agreements by of Indian troops and the act of encroachment into the Chinese side which raise a demand for a clarification from the Top notch in Army and the Central Government as the BJP Government itself disclosed the facts mentioning transgression by Chinese troops between 2010-14 way back in August 2014.
Chinese transgressions along LAC between 2010-14
The results for general election, 2014 declared in May 2014 mandated the BJP to form the government.
In Rajya Sabha, a question submitted to the Home ministry, also on 13th August, 2014 (unstarred question 3776), requested details about the specific “number of times the Chinese intruded into Indian territory during the last five years.” The answer, which routed through Shri Kiran Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, which focuses on transgressions due to differing perceptions of the border, is quite revealing
|Year||Number of Transgressions|
|2014* (as on August 2014)||334|
This implies BJP government is well aware of the fact that China’s intrusion along border is not new and the answer to the question is submitted only after BJP had formed government prior 3 months.
“the PLA has already forced a change in the LAC on the northern bank of the Pangong Tso. Chinese soldiers are currently in physical occupation of areas along with their perception of the LAC and have constructed numerous posts.” Lt Gen Deependra Singh Hooda, former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Indian Army’s Northern Command said.
He added, “Current situation is completely different from regular transgressions and even the past standoffs at Depsang in 2013, Chumar in 2014, and Dokalam in 2017. One striking variation is the complete disregard of existing agreements and protocols by the Chinese Army. They have thrown restraint to the wind and deliberately initiated large-scale violence. This would have serious repercussions on the future actions of Indian soldiers, and we are probably going to see a hotter LAC in the future, even if the current crisis is resolved peacefully.”