During the foreign ministers' meet, the Chinese side failed to provide a credible explanation for the amassing of Chinese troops with equipment along the border, Indian government sources have revealed.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi outlined the country's stern position on the tense situation along the de facto border with India.
“It is important to move back all personnel and equipment that have trespassed,” the statement issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry reads.
However, New Delhi has categorically denied the accusation that its frontline troops have crossed the LAC.
Despite certain differences, the two foreign ministers have agreed upon guidelines to ensure peace in the region, but their viability in the contested region is yet to be seen.
Meanwhile, satellite images have allegedly shown a massive build-up of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on the South Bank of Pangong Lake, where the two sides engaged in physical altercations near Chushul overnight on 29-30 August.
The border stand-off began in the last week of April and since then, the two sides have engaged in several rounds of diplomatic and military-level talks for the disengagement of troops along the loosely-demarcated border.