Central govt convenes meeting to review situation along China border in Sikkim

Chinese troops entered the Indian side of the border and destroyed two makeshift bunkers of Indian Army after the scuffle in the first week of June.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2017 9:55 pm
Chinese troops entered the Indian side of the border and destroyed two makeshift bunkers of Indian Army after the scuffle in the first week of June. Representational image. (Reuters)

The Central government convened a high-level meeting on Tuesday to review the situation along China border in Sikkim after tension between the two countries flared up following a scuffle between Indian Army and China’s PLA. According to a PTI report, the meeting was attended by Home Ministry, Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police officials. Chinese troops entered the Indian side of the border and destroyed two makeshift bunkers of Indian Army after the scuffle in the first week of June. The incident took place near Lalten post in the Doka La general area.

“Situation along the border in Sikkim is closely being monitored,” PTI report quoted an official as saying. In a meeting on June 20, the Chinese troops also informed Indian Army that the Nathu La Pass has been blocked barring Indian pilgrims travelling to Kailash Mansarovar from entering Tibet.

Meanwhile, Minister of State (Home), Hansraj Ahir, on Tuesday said that the government will find a solution to the issue after holding a discussion. As per PTI report, government officials have described the incident as China’s attempt to ‘open another front along the border’.

“As relations between India and China have blow hot, blow cold after the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, the incident could be an attempt by the Chinese side to open confrontation in Sikkim,” an official privy to the meeting said, as per the report.

On the other hand, Chinese foreign ministry also lodged a complaint with New Delhi and Beijing for alleged ‘crossing of boundary’ by Indian troops in Sikkim. The last such transgression had happened in Sikkim in November 2008 when Chinese soldiers destroyed some makeshift Indian Army bunkers there.

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    Myrake
    Jun 27, 2017 at 11:23 pm
    China for sometime will keep exploiting the situation created by the Nehruites, who had no idea of any dignified way of living and doing right things at the right time, when they had all the time on their side! Rather they spent their time to corner and dismantle unity of majority of people just for the sake of their position in power! Their "worthy" descendants still have not vanished and one can sniff their presence in notable places they occupied earlier! Their should be a public drive, "Congi/Comie Hotao, Desh Bachao"!
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      Indian
      Jun 27, 2017 at 11:03 pm
      Arey where is the 56 inch!!!!???and where are pip squeak bhakts!
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        undefined
        Jun 28, 2017 at 12:07 am
        No "bhakts" ! You "bhakt"? will be shipped with 54 inch stick to border to fight Chinese soldiers!
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        Prateik
        Jun 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm
        India should no more worry about China or P a k i stan. India has the diminutive Israel by its side and Indians can use the intelligent people of Israel to drive out both China and Paakistan combined. What do you say absolutely bonkered Bhakts?
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          ddwd
          Jun 28, 2017 at 2:57 am
          phuddi badi mast hai? wanna share your mom with Hindus? Prateik ki amma ka
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          Khalid
          Jun 27, 2017 at 10:53 pm
          ONLY AND ONLY ONE WAY...and thats total surrender and retreat from Chinese area Sikiim
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            Justice
            Jun 27, 2017 at 11:56 pm
            Its not nalayak pakistan its INDIA
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              Mushtanda
              Jun 28, 2017 at 2:10 pm
              Its India and not Pakistan who pisses in pants like the porkis did in Bangladesh and Siachen hahaha. Conflict is between India and China but the porkis are shivering hahaha which is pretty much visible from their comments on Indian pages.
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              Hari Haran
              Jun 27, 2017 at 10:31 pm
              It seems so shameless and categorically drowned . So simple a child may understand this a foul play. Soldiers are blamed through untimed orders and they are used for some nuisance works. Army replies with rifle is brave.
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                gk
                Jun 27, 2017 at 9:59 pm
                It makes sense to avoid Chinese involvement in major national projects .There are many better quality, better options from around the world .
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