India Says China Amassed Large Numbers of Troops along LAC in Violation of Agreements


JUNE 25, 2020

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said China has deployed large numbers of troops and weapons along the mountainous border since May, a move which is in violation of bilateral agreements and has led to clashes earlier this month in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.

“At the heart of the matter is that since early May the Chinese side had been amassing a large contingent of troops and armaments along the LAC,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said in a briefing in New Delhi, referring to the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

“This is not in accordance with the provisions of our various bilateral agreements,” he said, including a 1993 treaty that dictates that both sides will maintain limited border deployments.

Courtesy/Source: News18