China doesn’t recognize UT of Ladakh: Spokesperson

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin

SRINAGAR — Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin while answering a question on the border standoff with India said, “China does not recognize the so-called Union Territory of Ladakh illegally established by India, and opposes infrastructure construction in disputed border areas for military control purposes,” Global Times reported.

The report quoting Wenbin further said that “according to the recent consensus reached between China and India, neither side should take any actions in border areas that would complicate the situation, so as not to affect the efforts of both sides to ease the situation.”

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As tension between India and China persists despite talks at various military and diplomatic levels, the Indian Army is ensuring that it is prepared for all eventualities even as the severe Ladakh Winter approaches. To complement increased soldier deployment, India deployed T-72, T-90 tanks in eastern Ladakh’s Chumar-Demchok area to counter China.

It has also been reported India is considering leasing Arms & Ammunitions from US to meet the shortfall in some spheres.

Meanwhile, after violating the status quo in Ladakh, India, China recently encroached Nepal’s Humla district. This led to massive protests outside the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal. The posters carried by protestors read – “Return Nepal’s Land” and “Stop Chinese Expansionism.”

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