The situation at the Line of Actual Control is moving towards being “normalised and under control”, China’s ambassador to India Sun Weidong claimed, The Indian Express reported on Wednesday.
“The current border situation is overall stable,” Sun said. “The phase of emergency response since the Galwan Valley incident has basically come to an end.”
The diplomat made the remarks during an event to mark the 73rd anniversary of the People’s Republic of China on Tuesday at the Chinese embassy in New Delhi. His speech was released on Wednesday.
India and China have been locked in a border standoff since their troops clashed in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June 2020. Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in the clash. China had put the number of casualties on its side at four.
The two sides have held 16 rounds of commander-level talks to resolve the dispute. In the last such meeting in July, both the countries had agreed to maintain stability on the ground and resolve the problems along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector of the India-China border areas.
On September 14, media reports said that Indian and Chinese armies have completely withdrawn their troops from Patrolling Point 15 in the Gogra-Hot Springs, a key standoff point in eastern Ladakh.
In his Tuesday’s speech, the…