Indian front-line troops urged to show restraint

2022-12-14 08:30:48China Daily Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

Indian and Chinese national flags flutter side by side at the Raisina hills in New Delhi, India, in this file photo. (Photo/Xinhua)

China demanded on Tuesday that India strictly manage and restrain its front-line troops to jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border region following the latest clashes between the two countries' troops.

Senior Colonel Long Shaohua, a spokesman for the People's Liberation Army Western Theater Command, said in a statement that troops were conducting routine patrols on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control in the Dongzhang area of the eastern section of the China-India border on Friday, but were stopped by Indian soldiers who had illegally crossed the line.

Long said China responded to the situation in a professional and effective way, and stabilized the situation on the ground. "At present, the Chinese and Indian sides have disengaged."

On the same day, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the situation in the China-India border region was stable overall and urged India to meet China halfway.

Wang told a daily news briefing that China and India have always maintained smooth communication on border issues through diplomatic and military channels.

It is hoped that India can earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and strictly abide by the spirit of relevant agreements signed by the two sides, Wang added.

A total of 16 rounds of the China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting have been held so far to resolve border issues.


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