The Ministry of Defence released a first Official Statement and denied Chinese claims that Indian Army crossed LAC and fired warning shots.
China on Tuesday alleged that Indian troops had fired warning shots, in retaliation of which the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) took “countermeasures to stabilise the situation on the ground” along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.
“At no stage has Indian Army transgressed across the LAC or resorted to use of any aggressive means, including firing.” MoD said in a press release.
“It is the PLA that has been blatantly violating agreements and carrying out aggressive manoeuvres, while engagement at military, diplomatic and political level is in progress,” government added
Indian Government also clear that PLA troops were attempting to close in forward position at the night of 07 September,
“In the instant case on 07 September 2020, it was the PLA troops who were attempting to close-in with one of our forward positions along the LAC and when dissuaded by own troops, PLA troops fired a few rounds in the air in an attempt to intimidate own troops,” MoD said in a statement.
“The Indian Army is committed to maintaining peace and tranquility, however is also determined to protect national integrity and sovereignty at all costs,” MoD added.
PM narendra Modi was briefed by senior officials including NSA on LAC situation this morning. Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane has briefed RM Rajnath Singh as well.