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Chinese troops never cross the line of actual control at Indian border, says China foreign ministry

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese border troops “never cross the line of actual control”, the Chinese foreign ministry said, as fresh conflict reignited between Chinese and Indian troops at the border of both countries.

Both sides are in communication regarding the situation on the ground, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a news briefing on Monday.

The Indian army said in a statement on Monday that Chinese troops carried out military movements over the weekend to change the status quo on their disputed border in a fresh flare-up between the two sides.

Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; Editing by Toby Chopra