China on Monday said its troops ‘strictly’ abide by the Line of Actual Control with India. This remark by Chinese foreign ministry came in response to the Indian army’s statement that said the Chinese armed forces had carried out provocative military actions on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso. The foreign ministry’s spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the two sides through diplomatic and military channels maintain close communication. There have been several meetings between the two sides to disengage after border troops clashed in Galwan Valley on June 15, which led to death of at least 20 Indian soldiers. Since then Chinese troops have been slow to pull back, particularly around Pangong Tso, the saltwater glacial lake spread across 700 sq km.