Indian military accuses Beijing of making ‘provocative’ movements in eastern Ladakh

The Indian military accused China of carrying out “provocative” movements at the contested Himalayan border near where 20 Indian troops were killed in a skirmish back in June.

In a statement, the defense ministry said the activity happened in eastern Ladakh on Saturday night but did not indicate whether there was a new clash. It added that Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops “carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo” at the border.

New Delhi and Beijing have been blaming each other for the frontier tensions since they started a border war in 1962. The Chinese and Indian militaries have poured tens of thousands of troops into the region since the June fighting, although their military and diplomatic talks indicate an apparent stalemate.

Indian military added that Chinese troops “violated the consensus” to ease border tensions.

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