In a media briefing held on June 25th, the Indian Foreign Ministry addressed the current escalating dispute with China and reiterated India’s intentions of maintaining peace in the region, this being only if the other party follow the same rules.
It is the first time that Anurag Srivastava, spokesman for the ministry, officially admitted to the deployment of Indian troops, which he stated occurred as a response to the increase in Chinese personnel.
The declaration said “the deployment of large body of troops and changes in behavior has also been aggravated by unjustified and untenable claims. The recent shift in the Chinese position on the Galwan Valley is one example.”
The statement ended with a plea towards China to withhold their part of the agreement in order to proceed with diplomatic dialogues and ensure peace in the region.