More Indian troops at border won’t ease tensions, says China foreign ministry

By Thomson Reuters Mar 8, 2024 | 1:39 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) – China believes that India’s move to add more troops at a disputed border with India is “not conducive to easing tensions”, a spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday at a regular news briefing.

The Indian government has freed a contingent of 10,000 soldiers, previously deployed at its western border, to strengthen its disputed border with China, according to several media reports.

The two countries have previously agreed to maintain dialogue through military and diplomatic channels.

(Reporting by Andrew Hayley; Writing by Bernard Orr; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)