China on Wednesday denied having any information about the PLA soldiers entering Indian territory along the banks of the Pangong lake in Ladakh on Tuesday and maintained that it was committed to peace and tranquillity along the border.
Indian troops on Tuesday foiled and incursion bid by Chinese soldiers in Ladakh near the banks of Pangong lake which was also followed by stone pelting that caused minor injuries to people on both sides.
However, Chinese Foreign Ministry said it has no information about Tuesday's skirmish between PLA and Indian troops in Ladakh.
"I am not aware of the information I can tell you that the Chinese border troops are always committed to maintain peace and tranquillity of the India-China border," news agency PTI quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hu Chunying as saying.
"We always patrol in the Chinese side along the Line of Actual Control. We urge the Indian side to abide by the LAC (Line of Actual Control) and relevant conventions between the two sides," Chunying added.
In the past too, whenever such incursions have taken place, China has always maintained that its troops were patrolling the Chinese side of the border.
When asked about the current Doklam standoff in the Sikkim sector, Hu Chunying repeated China's stand that Indian forces have illegally entred in the Chinese territory and the should unconditionally withdraw.
"This is pre-condition for any meaningful talks between the two sides," she said.
However, China has been acknowledging that the talks are on through the diplomatic channels to discuss the issue. Of the 3,488-km-long India-China border from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, a 220-km section falls in Sikkim.
(With PTI inputs)