A day after both China and India admitted to a violent clash in the Galwan Valley area of Ladakh, the former's Foreign Ministry retracted its aggressive stance, saying the country doesn't want to see more clashes.
The comment from the spokesperson of China's Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian came after India slammed its neighbor for not upholding the agreement.
20 Indian soldiers were martyred, China didn't confirm number
On Monday, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and Indian troops clashed after the Chinese refused to return to Post 1. While the Bihar Regiment waited, PLA attacked troops with boulders, rocks covered with wires, and nailed wooden logs.
Earlier, three soldiers were reported to have been killed in action. Later, the Indian Army said 17 more succumbed to injuries.
India is surprised China deployed forces at Galwan Valley
As per The Print, New Delhi was shocked at China's deployment of forces in the Galwan Valley, as this is usually the time when PLA engages in exercises in Kangixwar and Xaidulla, their traditional grounds.
China violated the border agreement, dispersing its troops to other contentious points.
Archival documents from 1962 show India and China were involved in protests through notes over the Valley.
"We ask India to strictly discipline its frontline troops, stop infringing and provocative activity at once, work with China, and come back to the right track of resolving the differences through dialog and talk," Zhao added.