No ‘unilateral action’ to change status quo of LAC: China

It was reported that Chinese and Indian troops are locked in a stand-off at the icy heights of Ladakh division since Wednesday

By: PTI | Beijing | Updated: November 4, 2016 8:12 pm
china, india, ladakh, china forces, india china border, india news, india china border standoff, ladakh china border, india news Around 55 Chinese troops arrived at the scene in Demchok sector, located 250 km east of Leh, and halted the work in an aggressive manner. (Representational photo)

China on Friday said actions should not be taken by either side that may “unilaterally change” the status quo of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as it refuted reports that its troops crossed over to the Indian side in Demchok area in Ladakh region to stop the work of a canal. “I can tell you that the Chinese border troops have been operating on the Chinese side of the LAC. Although the China-India boundary is yet to be delimited the two countries have reached many consensus and agreements on safeguarding peace and stability of the border area,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing in Beijing.

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It was reported that Chinese and Indian troops are locked in a stand-off at the icy heights of Ladakh division since Wednesday after People’s Liberation Army (PLA) personnel entered an area where an irrigation canal was being built under the MNREGA scheme and stopped the civilian work.

“This issue is once again published by the Indian media outlets,” Hua said while replying to a question over the stand off between Indian and China troops in Demchok.

Apparently referring to the canal work, Hua said, “either side shall not take action that may unilaterally change the statues quo of LAC.”

Referring to the talks between both the sides to resolve the issue, she said, “currently the two countries have an effective communication through series of mechanisms. We believe that we can maintain peace and tranquility of the border area”.

Around 55 Chinese troops arrived at the scene in Demchok sector, located 250 km east of Leh, and halted the work in an aggressive manner, prompting the army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel to rush to the spot and stop the high-handedness of Chinese troops at the site where the work for linking a village with ‘Hot spring’ was being undertaken.

The LAC stretches up to 3,488-km long.

While China says the border dispute covers Arunachal Pradesh, which it claims as Southern Tibet, India asserts that the dispute covered Aksai Chin area which was occupied by China during the 1962 war.

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First Published on: November 4, 2016 2:35 pm
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    Anil Sabaji
    Nov 4, 2016 at 1:29 pm
    Does anyone trust Chinese words?
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      Arun
      Nov 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm
      Avoid Chinese products and buy made in India products and provide employment opportunities to youth in India. Don't buy Chinese products and empower them economically. They work against our country's interests in international forums and support terrorists with our money. Resolve to buy made in India products.
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        Raj
        Nov 4, 2016 at 10:43 am
        The biggest mistake was to recognize Tibet as part of China, they've digested that and now want more! Let alone the LAC, even their actual claim of Tibet and Xinjiang are questionable! Han Chinese are different, just because they are mongoloid, they are not all the same. There is no such thing as 'One China' - it has thousands of dialects and numerous languages - Mandarin is like Hindi unifying them (at least in the North).
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          abd
          Nov 4, 2016 at 10:45 am
          China is all weather friend of Pak.Ab samjh ayee.
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            abd
            Nov 4, 2016 at 10:43 am
            Esey ko tesa. Tum Pak ko tang kettey ho tumhara baap idher China betha hey. for tat.
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              Sam Leung
              Nov 4, 2016 at 10:35 am
              W of Tibet belongs to India, W of Xinjiang Province belongs to Turkistan, W of HongKong belongs to Taiwan, W of shanghai belongs to South Korea. China is a rogue state. World shall stop buying and engaging the Chinese.
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                Manu USA
                Nov 4, 2016 at 10:04 am
                China is most aggressive n expansionist gov in the world. India has to be very careful, while dealing with these copycats. They r worst in human rights. Stop buying made in China.
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                  mathimathi
                  Nov 4, 2016 at 2:32 pm
                  Advice PM Modi DM parrikar to do a surgical strikes ON CHINESE to liberate ek tibet from china as soon as possible.
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                    mathimathi
                    Nov 4, 2016 at 11:41 am
                    But chinese troops joint patrolling in POK. How is it possible. Modi RSS half pants ideas cannot throw out chinese troops from POK.
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                      mathimathi
                      Nov 4, 2016 at 11:37 am
                      Hopes Any more nehru period china bhai bhai is not happen even though a china ‘unilateral action’ until 2019 AD
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                        Vihari Naidu
                        Nov 4, 2016 at 10:16 am
                        The only tactics that is at play by China, is to kill the locals by denying them drinking water and then to lay claim to the barren land bereaved of human habitation....
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                          Shekhar
                          Nov 4, 2016 at 1:46 pm
                          wah kya baat hai...chinnese media aur iske foreign ministry ke spokespersons ka confidence dekhne layak hota hai...wah...
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                            Curious onlooker
                            Nov 4, 2016 at 10:15 am
                            Chinese expansionism of its land m by force of arms, an extension of its South China Sea logic into Arunachal Pradesh. An illegally occupied territory in an aggression against India should not be allowed to legitimize itself as the new border line.
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                              Mahesh
                              Nov 4, 2016 at 11:16 am
                              These Chinese have not seen 56" chest yet. It has grown to 100" after surgical strike. Beware China, you don't know how to win war in social media.
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