In June 2020, a confrontation between the troops of the two powers took place in the area, which left 24 fatalities.

Long Shaohua, spokesman for the Chinese Armed Forces, criticized India’s stance on Monday during the 13th round of corps commander-level talks on disputed territories between the two countries.

In a statement quoted by CGTN, the military said that China showed its sincerity and made great efforts to cool down the situation on the border between the two powers. “However, India still insisted on unreasonable and unrealistic demands, which made negotiations difficult,” said Long, who at the same time expresses hope that New Delhi will also work to keep peace in the region.

China and India have open disputes over territories in the Himalayas, where they have 3,488 kilometers of unmarked border. In 1962, they fought a month-long border war that left more than 10,000 dead and culminated in Beijing’s victory.

In June 2020, soldiers from both countries clashed on the shores of Lake Pangong Tso, on the Tibetan plateau, leaving 20 Indians and four Chinese dead. As a result, Beijing and New Delhi reinforced their military presence in disputed areas.

The same year, the two countries agreed to peacefully resolve tensions in the region, and in August, they announced that they had withdrawn their troops.