‘Chinese troops never occupied Indian territory’: China amid LAC tensions
India and China should have goodwill in maintaining bilateral ties and take concrete measures to safeguard peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. “I think both sides should stick to facts and have goodwill in maintaining the bilateral relations and take concrete measures to safeguard peace and tranquility along the border,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press conference here. “China never provoked any war or conflict and never occupied an inch of other country’s territory. Chinese troops never crossed the line. Perhaps there are some communication issues,” Hua said. On the night of August 29-30, People’s Liberation Army troops violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements during the ongoing standoff in Eastern Ladakh and carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo,” said Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand in a statement.