Army protests 'Chinese intrusion'


“The issue was taken up at a border meeting in August. A formal protest was lodged by the regiment posted in that (area of the) border under 14 Corps,” an Army official said here on Monday.  Even though the Army officer did not specify the precise date on which the border meeting was held,  he said that a one star officer headed the Indian delegation.The issue was taken up at a higher level in New Delhi.  Beijing has denied any such incident.

The People’s Liberation Army troops violated the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on July 31 near Mount Gya— almost 1.5 km inside the Indian territory— located at the tri-junction of Ladakh (J&K), Spiti (Himachal) and Tibet. They wrote the word “China” in Cantonese in red spray paints on the rocks and returned. This is the second LAC violation by the PLA in recent months. In June, a Chinese helicopter violated the Indian airspace.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna sought to play down the intrusion in Ladakh, terming the border between the two countries as “most peaceful.” “Whenever there are incursions on either side, there is a built-in mechanism which takes care of things. As compared to other countries, the India-China boundary is most peaceful. These incursions will be sorted out,” Krishna said.

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