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Centre must give ‘strong warning’ to Chinese incursion: Defence expert

Former Air Force officer Praful Bakshi said that China has been committing such incursions for a long time

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published: July 28, 2016 10:33 am
chinese incursion, incursions in china, chinese incursions, incursions in uttarakhand, india china relations, india news, china news, latest news The last reported Chinese incursion in the state was when the word ‘China’ was inscribed on rocks near Mana Pass in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. (File Photo)

Expressing his concern over incursion by the Chinese troops in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, defence expert former Air Force officer Praful Bakshi called on the Centre to issue a “very strong warning” to China and be prepared for “limited confrontation”.

“We cannot take it lightly. The government must give a very strong warning to China. We should be prepared for limited confrontation. If we fall back on that, and if we get sacred, then we will lose the game,” Bakshi told ANI.

Referring earlier attempts by China, Bakshi said they used to claim the land of Uttarakhand in their old map and have been committing such incursions from quite a long time.

“Twenty-thirty years back, they were claiming areas up to Saharanpur. The old cartographic system of China and the maps of China lay a lot of claims. When they are translating these claims on the ground, it becomes very serious and the recent incursion is like that,” he added.

Similarly, JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi also regarded the issue as “quite serious” and suggested that an inquiry should be done to get better understanding to the situation.

“The border security and ITBP there are numbers of institution and they must find out the fact, because it is a very delicate matter. News of incursion was not coming for a long time. That is why inquiry has to be done,” Tyagi said.

Earlier, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Rawat confirmed an incursion by the Chinese troops in Chamoli district.

“The state revenue authorities were there for mapping of our land and they noticed their presence. Earlier, there were sporadic incidents, but this time it is happening at a larger scale. However, I think that there is nothing to be alarmed as the activities were noticed in Chinese territory,” Rawat told ANI.

However, later in the day Rawat, made a somersault saying there is an increase in the number of Chinese troops along the Indian border, but ruled out any incursion into Indian territory.

The last reported Chinese incursion in the state was when the word ‘China’ was inscribed on rocks near Mana Pass in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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    b khosla
    Jul 28, 2016 at 7:21 am
    We cannot expect anything positive from our Government. They will only send their spokesmen for TV debates - shout down every sane voice and claim how great PM is...and Arnab will brag the most....
    1. K
      Jul 28, 2016 at 9:16 am
      surprise bigger incursion at some other location will be best tactic, provided we have advantage there. then we can force them to sit on table. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;China India cannot afford full fledge war both India and China are aware.
      1. P
        Jul 28, 2016 at 5:50 am
        our surveillance vigilance our readiness to meet any eventuality arein bad shape we are lazy talk loose project silly matters like beef rape lynching but chinese stan use this weakness to provoke india after knowing welllo the oft repeated incursions why govt in uttarkant did not takeaction congress govt failure very clear weak congress govt oncechinese occupies illegally it is b very difficult to drive them out arunachal pradesh another example govt we ask why yu kept quiet is it not yutrduty to sav fe guardopur border our people our milirtary must be ready warfit when we learn this d not talk loose we have enp ough useless political leders who indulgw in unwanted criticism do yr duty or get out our money life cannot bewasted no democrasy no efficiency no planning no propwr intelligent service to track in time we will loose slowly lik tibet stam bent on annexing kashmir by injecting more muslims secretly for past man yeatrs i but indidnothing isit congress ev fficiency they talk now china ha ha governance by peoples representatives shame shame worst yu bettr change democrasdy let usa model directlyelectec president rule
        1. R
          Jul 28, 2016 at 5:25 am
          best way to deal with them is to kill some of them in next incursion in way to show pagalpanthi and madness of new insurgence india.....may be some of our people will also die and can also led a limited war on that matter(no need to afraid becoz we too have Nuclear Brahmashtra)...next time chinese troops on ground will think twice to cross "lakshaman rekha"...they are simply testing water and let them feel the warm water....