June 26 2020
India and China are amassing troops at their Himalayan border region following a deadly clash earlier this month.
They have blamed each other for the June 15 incident in the Ladakh region in which 20 Indian soldiers were confirmed to have been killed.
India has accused China of causing the tensions by starting military deployments after the clash.
“At the heart of the matter is that since early May, the Chinese side has been amassing a large contingent of troops and armaments along the LAC (Line of Actual Control),” India’s foreign ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava was quoted as saying.
He had also claimed that China had obstructed India’s patrols and built structures on the Indian side of their demarcation line in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh.
China has instead accused India of causing the June 15 clash by attacking its troops.
Beijing has also called on India to stop “all infringing and provocative actions.”
India and China had fought a border war in 1962 and since then, their forces have regularly clashed.