China on Friday said that “presently”, it has not detained any Indian soldiers, amidst reports that the Chinese military took some Indian troops captive after a deadly clash in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh on Monday night.
The brief statement of the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian came a day after the Indian Army said that all Indian soldiers involved in the clashes with the Chinese army at the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night have been accounted for.
When asked about Indian media reports on Friday, Lijian said “China hasn’t seized any Indian personnel”
He said “the right and wrong is very clear and the responsibility lies entirely with the Indian side.”
Lijian added the two sides are in communication over diplomatic and military channels.
“We hope India can work with China to maintain the long-term development of bilateral relations,” he said.