The Indian Army firmly asserted that there was no conflict and in addition mentioned that the sources claiming in any other case might be making an attempt to derail the continued de-escalation course of.
“A media report suggested a minor face-off between Indian and the Chinese troops in Galwan Valley. It is clarified that no such face-off has taken place between Indian and Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh in the first week of May 2021 as reported,” mentioned the Indian Army.
It is clarified that NO such minor face-off has taken place between Indian and Chinese troops at #Galwan Valley in… https://t.co/E5KxgBRBhw
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) 1621786500000
It additional wrote, that the brand new report “seems to be inspired by sources who may be trying to derail the ongoing process for early resolution of issues in Eastern Ladakh.”
On incidents involving the Indian Army, it mentioned that the clarification needs to be sought on precise variations/positions on incidents from authorised sources and “not base reports on uncorroborated inputs from third parties.”
India and China have held 11 rounds of talks to date after the clashes in Galwan Valley final yr. While the troops partially disengaged on the North and South banks of Pangong Tso, phased disengagement is but to happen on the different friction areas in Eastern Ladakh — Gogra, Hot Springs, Depsang and Demchok.