China accuses India of “deliberate provocation” after deadly clashes on the border of the Himalayas | World News

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China has accused India of ” deliberate provocation “, saying Indian troops had crossed the border into its territory before a fight deadly this week, the tensions in the Himalayan region.

The fighting happened in the Galwan Valley of Beijing, said was his side of the Line of Actual Control – a border area that separates the two nuclear powers.

In what was called a ” violent face-off “, at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed and more than 70 injured in the violence Monday, but China has not said if she has suffered losses.

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Indian activists hold posters and the effigy of the Chinese President Xi Jinping during an anti-China protest

The troops fought at high altitude with nails, clubs, rocks and even fists in the deadliest confrontation between the country in 45 years.

No one has been fired that the soldiers are not allowed to use firearms under an agreement in the border dispute.

Indian security officials said the deaths were caused by serious injuries and exposure to freezing temperatures.

India has blamed China for instigating the fight by the development of infrastructure in the valley just across the Line of Actual Control.

But the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian has accused the Indian troops of a “deliberate provocation” by crossing the line and attacking the soldiers who were there for the bargaining.

Mr. Zhao insisted that the valley was on the Chinese side, and he said that since the month of April the Indians had unilaterally built roads, bridges and other facilities in the region.

However, India’s ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava has denied any violation of the line, and stated that the claims by the Chinese side were ” not acceptable “.

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The border between India and China has been challenged for a long time

The troops remain locked in a stand-off at several places along the poorly-defined line, despite the talks between the local commanders of de-escalation.

The indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Friday appeared to downplay the significance of the confrontation with the Chinese troops, saying: “no one has penetrated our border, nor anyone there now, or our posts have been captured. ”

The valley is located in a remote part of the 2,100-mile of the line that has been created following a war between the two nations in 1962, which resulted in an uneasy truce.

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