BEIJING (TIP): China’s defence ministry on July 28 said that the country’s soldiers have not transgressed India’s borders. This was in response to reports in India about incursions by Chinese troops at the Ladakh border.

The Chinese troops “always conducted activities on the Chinese side of Line of Actual Control. We are committed to maintain peace and stability along the China-India border,” ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said.

Yang said China’s defence forces “always abide by relevant agreements signed between the two countries”. He said that the two countries are “neighbours, partners not competitors or enemies”.

People of both countries have a “common aspiration” to maintain peace stability along the border”. “We hope that Indian side can work in the same direction as the Chinese side and implement the census reached between the leaders of the two countries and maintain peace and tranquillity along the China-India border”, Yang said.