China says there are no Indians in its custody at the moment. At the same time, China has said that the entire Gulan Valley is under its jurisdiction.
Responding to a question at the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s daily press briefing, spokesman Lijian Xiao said: “As far as I know, there are no Indian troops in Chinese custody at the moment.”
However, he did not confirm the detention of any Indian soldiers.
According to Indian media reports, China captured four Indian officers and six soldiers after a violent clash between them on the night of June 15 and 16 and released them on Thursday evening.
Twenty Indian soldiers, including a colonel, were killed in the violent crash.
When asked about the anti-China protests in India and the call for a boycott of Chinese goods following the developments in the Gluan Valley, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said that India was responsible for what happened in Glwan. There is an army.
He said the two countries were holding talks through military and diplomatic channels and were pushing for a reduction in tensions.
The spokesperson said: “China values its relations with India and hopes that India will work with China to improve bilateral relations for long-term development.
China’s full statement on the Gulwan Valley
In the western part of the India-China border, along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the entire Gloucester Valley is part of China. Chinese troops have been patrolling the area for years.
Since April this year, the Indian Army has unilaterally built roads, bridges and other outposts in the Gulwan Valley on the Line of Actual Control.
China complained about it several times but India took more provocative action and crossed the LAC.
On the morning of May 6, Indian troops stationed at the border crossing the LAC, who had crossed the LAC at night and entered Chinese territory, set up barricades and set up barricades, causing the Chinese to cross the border. The patrol was hampered.
Indian troops deliberately carried out provocative actions and led to a change in the status of administration and control.
Chinese troops were forced to deal with the situation and take the necessary steps to strengthen their control on the ground.