China: Situation in border area with India 'overall stable and controllable'

China on Wednesday reiterated that its stance on the border issues with India is consistent and clear, stressing that the situation in China-India border area is "overall stable and controllable."

Zhao Lijian, spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, made the remarks when asked whether China has sent an additional 5,000 troops to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India.

Zhao said the situation at the border with India is "overall stable and controllable," underscoring that the two countries have proper mechanisms and communication channels to resolve the issues through a dialogue and consultation.

"We are capable of resolving the issues properly though dialogue and consultation," Zhao stated while stressing that China remains committed to safeguarding its territorial sovereignty and security, and safeguarding peace and stability in the border areas.