The foreign Ministry of India has assessed the situation in Ladakh
The unprecedented developments in the valley Galvan in Ladakh will have a serious impact on bilateral relations with China, reads the statement of the Indian Ministry of foreign Affairs on the telephone conversation of foreign Ministers of the two countries.
According to the representative of the Indian army, during the incident on Monday evening collision with the Chinese military in the valley Galvan in Ladakh one officer and two Indian soldiers were killed. Later, the ANI Agency, citing a source reported that the Indian side lost 20 fighters while the Chinese side suffered 43 persons - this number includes the dead and seriously wounded.
"The Minister of foreign Affairs resolutely protested to the government of India in connection with a violent confrontation in the valley Galvan June 15, 2020. He recalled that at the meeting of senior military commanders held on 6 June, an agreement was reached on de-escalation and separation of forces along the line of actual control... Despite some progress, the Chinese side sought to build a facility in the valley Galvan on our side of line of actual control. At the time, as it has become a source of disputes, the Chinese side made a premeditated and planned actions, which are directly responsible for the resulting violence and victims", - said in a statement the foreign Ministry of India.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of India, said that "this is an unprecedented development will have a serious impact on bilateral relations".
"At this hour the Chinese side had to reconsider his action and take corrective steps. Both sides should scrupulously and sincerely implement the understanding, which was achieved by senior commanders on 6 June. Troops from both sides also need to respect the bilateral agreements and protocols. They must respect and observe the line of actual control and should not take any unilateral action for its change", - stated in the message of the foreign Ministry.
At the conclusion of the discussion, it was agreed that the General situation will be resolved in a responsible manner, and both sides will carry out the disengagement agreement of 6 June, the statement said.
"None of the parties will not take any actions to escalate the situation and instead ensure peace and tranquility in accordance with bilateral agreements and protocols", - reads the statement of the foreign Ministry of India.
In late may, India and China were transferred to Ladakh line of actual control, which replaces the border between the two countries, a number of units after military clashes in the area highland lakes-Pangong TSO, may 5-6. As reported by the Indian media, strengthening the contingent of each of the parties began after the Chinese military put a few tents by the river Galvan and began construction work.
Between China and India has a long-standing territorial dispute about the ownership of the plot of the mountainous area in the North of Kashmir, and almost 60 thousand square kilometres in the North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The line of actual control passes into the region of Ladakh. In the fall of 1962, the dispute escalated into a border war. In 1993 and 1996, China and India signed the agreement on maintaining peace in the disputed areas.