Published On: Tue, Dec 13th, 2022

India-China border clash: China says situation ‘generally stable’

Beijing: China on Tuesday said the situation was “generally stable” along its border with India, days after the troops of the two countries clashed in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh, resulting in minor injuries to some soldiers on both sides. At a media briefing here, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the two sides have maintained smooth communication on border-related issues through diplomatic and military channels.

Wang, however, declined to provide details of the December 9 clash

Wang, however, declined to provide details of the December 9 clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers at the Yangtse area of Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector.

There were no fatalities or serious injuries to Indian troops in the scuffle, he added. Asked about the incident during the media interaction, Wang said: “As far as we know, the current border situation between China and India is generally stable.”

“As for the specific questions you mentioned, I suggest you refer to the competent authorities,” Wang added. The Chinese Defence Ministry has not reacted to the incident so far. Wang also said Beijing hopes that the “Indian side will work with us in the same direction and smoothly deliver the important common understanding reached by leaders of both sides.

“And act strictly on the spirit of relevant bilateral agreements signed by both sides and jointly preserve peace and tranquility in the border areas?.

It is the first major clash between the Indian and Chinese armies since the fierce face-off in the Galwan Valley in June 2020 that marked the most serious military conflict between the two sides in decades.

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