China lodges protest over Indian border incursion claim

The two countries have long been embroiled in a bitter dispute over their border, with both sides accusing soldiers of crossing over into the other's territory.

China lodges protest over Indian border incursion claim

World Bulletin / News Desk

China has made a formal protest after accusing Indian border guards of crossing from Sikkim state into its Tibetan territory, China's foreign ministry said Tuesday.

"Our position to uphold our territorial sovereignty is unwavering," spokesman Lu Kang told a regular briefing, adding China has lodged "solemn representations" with India.

"We hope that the Indian side can work with China in the same direction and take actions to withdraw the personnel who have overstepped and trespassed into Chinese borders."

A statement posted on the Chinese defence ministry's social media account offered few details about the alleged incident, but said it had "seriously endangered peace and tranquility in the border areas".

The Indian military has "unilaterally stirred up trouble" by obstructing road building activities on the Chinese side of the border separating the Indian state of Sikkim and China's Tibetan region, it said.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Haziran 2017, 12:56