China’s border incursion: India rushes more troops to frontier

Indian and Chinese soldiers point fingers at each other: File Pic
Indian and Chinese soldiers point fingers at each other: File Pic

After reported Chinese soldiers incursion into Indian territory, Indian army has rushed more troops to its frontiers with China to tackle the issue.

New Delhi, April 23/Nationalturk – The Indian army has rushed more troops to its frontiers with China after Chinese army’s reported recent incursions into Indian territory in mountainous Ladakh in Indian administered Kashmir.

“On night of April 15, a platoon of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) came 10 kms inside the Indian territory in Burthe in Daulat Beg Oldie sector in Ladakh at an altitude of about 17,000 feet. The soldiers, set up a tented post there,” Indian army sources have told media.

The Ladakh in Indian administered Kashmir has about 650 km of Line of Actual Control with China, which is not demarcated at most places.

According to an English daily,  Indian Army has rushed more troops to the region to prevent Chinese army incursions.

“An infantry regiment of the Army specialising in mountain warfare has been sent to Daulat Beg Oldi sector in Ladakh,” the newspaper quoted sources as saying.

According to the reports, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which is deployed on India-China border,  has also erected a tent post near the one set up by the Chinese troops.

“India will take every step to protect its interests to resolve the situation arising out of deep incursion by Chinese troops into Indian territory in eastern Ladakh. We are taking every action to protect our interest. We will take every step to protect our interests,” Indian defence minister A K Antony has said.

Sources said military commanders at Brigadier level from the two countries had met last week to discuss the issue. “However, the flag meeting failed to break the deadlock”.

They said the second flag meeting between military commanders of the two countries is expected to take place today (Tuesday). “China has so far not agreed to India’s request for a second flag meeting, citing the non-availability of their senior officers”.

India and China have fought a war in 1962.

Beijing rejects incursion allegations

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying  has rejected reports of intrusion by its troops in Ladakh, saying its soldiers patrolled the Chinese side of Line of Actual Control (LAC) without “trespassing” into it.

“China’s troops have been abiding by the agreement between the two countries and abiding by the LAC agreed by the two countries. Our frontier troops have been patrolling on the China’s side of LAC”, Hua said at a media briefing here.

She said their troops are patrolling on the Chinese side of the LAC and have never trespassed the line.

“China’s position is firm and clear. We have been abiding by the agreement of the two countries having normal patrol on Chinese side and never trespassed the LAC”, Hua added.

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Faiz Ahmad / NationalTurk India News


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