Beijing declared India has been illegally crossing over onto their side of the border. The territory that China claims is known as occupied Tibet. The recent flare-up saw Chinese troops cross over to the Indian positions and involved fist fighting between the two sides.
The two sides came to blows on the banks of Pangong Lake, where Ladakh meets Tibet, on May 5.
The location has been the site of multiple confrontations from the two sides in recent years.
China has accused India of crossing the boundary line in the Galwan Valley region and entering Chinese territory since the beginning of May.
They claim the Indian side built defence fortifications and obstacles to disrupt Chinese border defence troops’ normal patrol activities.
Beijing state tabloid The Global Times said: “India purposefully instigated conflicts and attempted to unilaterally change the current border control situation.”
China is bracing for a full-on the conflict in the Galwan river valley region.
Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, told the Global Times the Galwan Valley is where the Chinese military has an advantage and mature infrastructure of India.
He said: “The Indian government is being pressured by its society due to the unsuccessful handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and while the number of confirmed cases is lower than the US since it has conducted fewer tests, the impact on its economy is serious.”
After the tensions between Chinese and Indian troops in the eastern Ladakh region which borders Chinese controlled Tibet, reports indicate Chinese construction activity has been spotted.
Now the Ladakh region is being closely monitored and Indian troops are being reinforced along the border with reports of China pitching tents near the river Galwan that is close to the border.
China is now increasing its presence along the Line of Actual Control.
This is the de facto border between the two, which has compelled India to fortify its strength.
A senior functionary in the government of India told the nation’s NDTV: “We are also compelled to increase our presence along that area as in the last few days numbers of soldiers across the LAC have increased.”