China lodges protest with Indian Embassy alleging its troops ‘crossed boundary’ in Sikkim
Beijing: China on Tuesday introduced diplomatic diplomatic protests with India, New Delhi and Beijing alleging that Indian troops rose in Chinese territory in the Sikkim sector.
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He accused the Indian troops of “crossing the border” in the section of Sikkim and demanded their immediate withdrawal, while claiming that it has closed the entrance of Nathu La for the pilgrims visiting India Kailash Mansarovar to its due alley without Exit of the border.
“We have filed a formal protest in Beijing and New Delhi to develop our solemn position,” said Lu Kang, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said at a news conference in Beijing.
“Our position to maintain our territorial sovereignty is unshakeable. We hope that India’s part can work with China in the same direction and withdraw the personnel immediately who overcame and crossed the border with China,” he said.
China on Tuesday night said it had canceled the visit of Indian pilgrims entering Tibet through the Nathu La Pass “for security reasons” due to the border issue.
“China urges India to immediately withdraw its border guards who crossed the border and an in-depth investigation into this matter,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.
“Indian border guards crossed the border into the Sikkim section of the China-India border and entered China’s territory and obstructed the normal activities of Chinese border forces in the Donglang region recently and the Chinese side has taken action against “He said in a statement the night before.
His statement comes after the Defense Ministry has accused the Indian troops to oppose the construction of a road in what was intended to be Chinese territory.
The conflict over the construction of the road was apparently the reason why China has detained a lot of 47 Indian pilgrims to cross the Nathu La border in Sikkim to Tibet to visit Kailash and Mansarovar.
Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said Monday that China has recently begun building a road in the Donglang area, but was detained by Indian troops through the LAC.
In his statement, Geng said that the Sikkim section of the China-India border has been defined by treaties, noting that the Government of India has repeatedly confirmed in writing that there was no objection in this regard.
China calls on India to respect China’s territorial boundaries and sovereignty treaties to maintain peace and stability on the China-India border, Geng said.
Given the above case, for security reasons, China must abandon the organization for the pilgrims of India to enter China through the passage of Nathu La, said Geng, adding that China has informed India of its decision through diplomatic channels .
The Nathu La Pass is 4,455 meters above sea level and is located between Yadong County in Xigaze Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region and Sikkim.
On Monday, Geng also said that the foreign ministries of the two countries were negotiating on this issue.
The statement comes after Geng’s tension mounted in a remote area of Sikkim after a clash between Indian army personnel and PLA, prompting Chinese troops to damage bunkers on the Indian side of the border.
The incident occurred the first week of June near the Lalten Doka post in the general area of La in Sikkim after a clash between the two forces, triggering tensions along the China-India border.
After the fight, the PLA entered Indian territory and damaged two types of army bunkers.