Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:00:00 GMT | By AFP

China denies its troops crossed into India

China claims that its troops are patrolling on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control and have never crossed the line


China denies its troops crossed into India (© Reuters)

Beijing: China dismissed as "speculation" on Monday complaints in New Delhi that its troops had crossed into Indian territory and set up a camp in a remote area of the Himalayas.
 
The Indian government claimed at the weekend that soldiers from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) entered the northeast of Ladakh and erected a camp on the night of April 15.

The de facto border separating China and India is known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC). While it has never been formally demarcated, the countries signed two accords to maintain peace in frontier areas in 1993 and 1996. "China's frontier troops have been abiding by the agreement between the two countries and abide by the actual line of control between the two countries," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing.

Asked about apparent worries in New Delhi, she said it was "only the speculation of some Indian people". "Our troops are patrolling on the Chinese side of the actual line of control and have never trespassed (across) the line," she added.

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