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Pangong stone-pelting incident: China blames India, says their troops were beaten up during 'normal patrol'

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying has blamed Indian troops for hurting Chinese forces while they were out on a 'normal patrol' in the Pangong lake region on August 15.


  |  Updated On : August 21, 2017 04:30 PM
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying (File Photo)

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying (File Photo)

New Delhi :  

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying has blamed Indian troops for hurting Chinese forces while they were out on a 'normal patrol' in the Pangong lake region on August 15. 

"During this time they were obstructed by Indian border forces and the Indian side took fierce actions, colliding with the Chinese personnel and having contact with their bodies, injuring the Chinese border personnel," Hua told a daily news briefing.

What India did went against the two countries' consensus to keep the peace on the border and it endangered the situation there, she added.

"China is extremely dissatisfied with this" and had lodged solemn representations, Hua said.

Read | Doklam standoff: HM Rajnath Singh confident China will take 'positive steps' to resolve crisis

The Indian and Chinese forces have been emboriled in a stand off over the Doklm region near Sikkim for eight weeks now. The matters spilled over to Ladakh region when the Indian and Chinese troops engaged in scuffle on Ausgust 15. 

The video of the scuffle, which surfaced on Saturday, shows Chinese troops crossing line of actual control and starting a fight with Indian side. 

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday ensured that he was hopeful that China will soon take a positive step and the matter will be resolved presently. But a statement by Chinese Foreign Ministry only moments laters reduces the chance of a peaceful or quick resolution of the ongoing tension between two countries. 

Read | Visuals of Ladakh stone-pelting incident show Chinese intrusion well within Indian territory

First Published: Monday, August 21, 2017 04:24 PM


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