India Hits Out At China; Rejects Fresh Allegations Over Eastern Ladakh Standoff

India Hits Out At China; Rejects Fresh Allegations Over Eastern Ladakh Standoff

Andrew H. Sweet

India on Thursday hit out at China for attempting to blame it for the eastern Ladakh standoff, asserting that the "provocative" behavior and "unilateral" attempts by the Chinese military to alter the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

India's reaction came in response to China's fresh allegation that the "root cause" of the tensions between the two countries was New Delhi following a "forward policy" and "illegally" encroaching Chinese territory.

Replying to a media query on China's allegations, Mr. Bagchi said India had already made its position clear on the matter a few days back and rejected such statements that have "no basis in facts."

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