NEW DELHI: After the Indian Army described the conflict with Chinese troops in Sikkim as a “minor face-off”, the Chinese state media claimed no such incident had taken place in any respect and described as pretend information stories in India that troopers from either side had been injured within the army showdown.
Quoting sources, a Global Times report mentioned there was no file of any such skirmish with the PLA. In Beijing, when requested in regards to the incident at Naku La in Sikkim, Chinese international ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian mentioned he had no info to supply on the difficulty. He mentioned Chinese border troops had been dedicated to upholding peace and tranquillity alongside the border with India. “We urge the Indian side to work in the same direction with us and refrain from actions that might escalate or complicate the situation. We hope both will take proper actions to manage the differences and take concrete actions to safeguard peace and stability along the border,” he mentioned.
“There have been minor frictions between the frontline forces of the two countries, but if there had been friction involving casualties, it is impossible for them not to be recorded in the Chinese patrol logs,” Global Times mentioned in its report, whereas recalling the clarification by the Indian Army that the Naku La incident was solely a minor face-off.