torsdag 4. juni 2020

Indian defense minister says there have been 'significant' Chinese troop movements amid border tensions

Chinese troops have moved into a tense, disputed section of the Himalayan border shared by China and India, according to a high-ranking Delhi official. Speaking to CNN-affiliate News18, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said Tuesday a "significant number" of Chinese troops had moved to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two countries. "It is true that people of China are on the border. They claim that it is their territory. Our claim is that it is our area. There has been a disagreement over it ... India has done what it needs to do," Singh said during the interview.
He added that top-level talks between the two countries would be held on June 6.

"We don't want any country to bow before us, and we will not bow before any country," Singh added.
India and China share one of the world's longest land borders. In 1962, the two countries engaged in a bloody Himalayan border war, and tensions have continued to break out there sporadically in the decades since.

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