The Indian Army on Sunday dismissed a media report which claimed that a minor face-off between the Indian and Chinese troops took place this month in the no-patrolling zone at Eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. The Army clarified that no such incident happened and the article published in media ‘seems to be inspired by sources who may be trying to derail the ongoing process for early resolution of issues in Eastern Ladakh”.
Requesting media to clarify actual versions only from authorised sources in the Indian Army, it issued a statement and said, ‘An article titled ‘Minor face-off with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley” published in The Hindu on 23 May 2021 has been taken note of. It is clarified that NO such minor face-off has taken place between Indian and Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh in the first week of May 2021 as reported. The article seems to be inspired by sources who may be trying to derail the ongoing process for early resolution of issues in Eastern Ladakh.