Beijing: Virtually defending the latest incursion by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the Chumar sector in Ladakh, China on Wednesday said its troops were patrolling on its side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and asserted that "status quo" should not be changed pending a final settlement.

Chinese troops enter Chumar again

"I have seen the relevant reports but I am not aware of the specific situation", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

"Chinese Defence forces have been patrolling along the Chinese side of the LAC of the China-India border. The general situation in the border areas is stable,” the ministry said.

On June 17, the PLA troops intruded into the Chumar sector in Ladakh and smashed some bunkers besides cutting wires of cameras installed at the Indian border post. The camera which was removed was reportedly returned on July 3, a day ahead of Defence Minister AK Antony's visit, the first by an Indian Defence Minister since 2006.


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