“For a time, the Indian side was awakened infrastructure development across the boundary and stepping up military setup that’s the main cause for the tensions between both sides,” foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian explained.
“We advocate the side to earnestly execute our consensus and refrain from activities which may escalate the situation and take concrete steps to protect peace and tranquility along the edge,” Zhao said in the normal ministry media conference.
Zhao was reacting to a query on India building all-weather bridges in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh that could give entry to the contested border.
India’s strengthening of its infrastructure at border areas along the line of actual control (LAC) comes under the worst boundary tension with China in years in southern Ladakh, where boundary troops in both nations are secured in a faceoff because of May.
An Indian official told the Hindustan Times in New Delhi the 30 of those 44 bridges commissioned are about the road to the LAC from Ladakh into Arunachal Pradesh.
Zhao reiterated Beijing’s perspectives on both the Indian areas.
“First, I wish to make it crystal clear that China doesn’t recognize that the Ladakh Union Territory illegally put up from the side and Arunachal Pradesh,” Zhao said.
“We stand against the growth of infrastructure facilities directed at army controversy along the boundary region. According to the 2 sides’ consensus, neither should accept action across the border that may escalate the situation which will refrain from undermining the 2 sides’ efforts to calm the circumstance,” Zhao added.
While China asserts Arunachal Pradesh within” southwest Tibet”, it’d responded strongly after India divested the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir of the particular status under Article 370 of the Constitution and chose in August 2019 to bifurcate it to Union lands — J&K and Ladakh.
“China has always opposed India’s addition of Chinese land in India’s administrative authority in the western portion of its Sino-Indian border.
China continues to maintain a grudge over the shift of Ladakh’s standing regardless of the explanation provided by India that the shift wouldn’t affect the LAC.
During his trip to Beijing this past year, external affairs minister S Jaishankar had informed his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi there was no response of this shift”for the outside boundaries of India or the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. India wasn’t raising any further territorial claims”
“The legislative steps were aimed at encouraging better governance and Profession growth,” he’d said, speaking to J&K.