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India won’t accept Chinese attempts to change LAC

Reports reveal China has backtracked from its commitment to pull back troops from the LAC. Responding to that, India said it “expected” China to “sincerely work” with it “for complete disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquillity in the border areas”. Making it clear that “maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the border areas is the basis of our bilateral relationship”, New Delhi reiterated it would “not accept any unilateral attempts to change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)”, as reported by Deccan Chronicle.

Also read: US Secy of State Mike Pompeo to China: ‘You can’t bully countries in Himalayas’

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MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “I have made clear the position of the Government as regards the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) along India-China border areas through a number of statements in the last several weeks. … In my statement of June 26th, I had noted that the conduct of Chinese forces this year, including the deployment of large body of troops and changes in behaviour, accompanied by unjustified and untenable claims, has been in complete disregard of all the mutual agreements. We have also made it clear that India is fully committed to observing and respecting the LAC and that we will not accept any unilateral attempts to change the status quo along the LAC.”

Earlier, Attacking China following its aggression, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Beijing cannot threaten other countries and bully them in the Himalayas.

Speaking at a news conference in London, Pompeo said China was one of the important parts of his discussions with his British counterpart Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

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