Hours after China government-owned Global Times has claimed that Indian troops have crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian Army said in a statement that "At no stage has the Indian Army transgressed across the LAC or resorted to using of any aggressive means, including firing."
"While India is committed to disengagement and the de-escalating situation on the LAC, China continues to undertake provocative activities to escalate," the Indian Army said in a statement.
It further said that "In the instant case on September 7, it was China's PLA troops who were attempting to close-in with one of our forward positions along the LAC and when dissuaded by own troops, PLA troops fired a few rounds in the air in an attempt to intimidate own troops."
"It is the PLA that has been blatantly violating agreements and carrying out aggressive manoeuvres, while engagement at the military, diplomatic and political level is in progress," it added.
The Indian Army further said that "Despite grave provocation, own troops exercised great restraint and behaved in a mature & responsible manner. We are committed to maintaining peace and tranquility, however are also determined to protect national integrity and sovereignty at all costs."