Government of India: China is building illegal bridge in illegally occupied area

The Indian government has now accepted in Parliament the possibility of China illegally building a bridge across Pangong Lake. The Indian government told Parliament on Friday that the area in eastern Ladakh where China is building a bridge over Pangong Lake has been under Beijing’s illegal occupation since 1962. China’s claim to illegally occupied land will never be accepted by India, according to the Ministry of External Affairs. In a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said that no matter how hard China tries, the Indian government has never accepted and will never accept this illegal occupation. He stated that the Indian government is aware of China’s construction of a bridge across Pangong Lake. And it has sparked strong opposition.

Three principles are used to discuss the standoff in eastern Ladakh: External Affairs Ministry

The talks with China over the standoff in eastern Ladakh, according to the Minister of State for External Affairs, are based on three main principles. First and foremost, both sides will adhere to the Line of Actual Control. The second principle is that neither party will try to change the status quo, and the third is that both parties will fully comply with all agreements.

Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Ladakh, are considered integral parts of India, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.

The Government has made it clear on several occasions that the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are integral parts of India, and we expect other countries to respect India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, according to the Minister of State for External Affairs.

What is the condition of the bridge and what is its width?

China is constructing a bridge that is approximately 8 meters wide. It is being constructed on the Pangong Lake’s northern bank. A violent conflict between Indian and Chinese troops erupted in Galwan, in this part of northern Ladakh, in June 2020. Since the conflict between the two countries, about 50,000 soldiers have been stationed here.

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