India has strongly rejected China’s claim of sovereignty over Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh
It asserted that attempts by the Chinese side to “advance exaggerated and untenable” claims are not at all acceptable.
External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Saturday said China’s claim over Galwan Valley was not in accordance with its own position in the past, noting that attempts of transgression by Chinese side were invariably met with appropriate response from the Indian troops.
“The position with regard to the Galwan Valley area has been historically clear. Attempts by the Chinese side to now advance exaggerated and untenable claims with regard to Line of Actual Control (LAC) there are not acceptable. They are not in accordance with China’s own position in the past,” he said.
The MEA spokesperson was responding to a question on the issue.
At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at Galwan Valley on June 16.