No Chinese incursion in Uttarakhand, only transgression: Defence Minister Parrikar

"There was no incursion, just transgression which has been settled. There is a well defined mechanism to settle such transgressions,” Defence Minister Parrikar said in the Lok Sabha.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:July 28, 2016 4:56 pm
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Rubbishing reports of Chinese incursion in Uttarakhand, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said it was just a transgression which was settled, adding that there was a well-defined mechanism to settle such transgressions.

“India-China border is not formally demarcated. There are areas where both sides have differing perceptions of LAC. Barhoti (Uttarakhand) is one such area. There was no incursion, just transgression which has been settled. There is a well defined mechanism to settle such transgressions,” Parrikar said in Lok Sabha.

The Centre has downplayed the Chinese incursion, saying that it was not a very serious issue and they will resolve it on ground level.

“The briefing that we have received from DG of the Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) according to that some incident of incursion has been witnessed there. But that is not a very serious issue,” said Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat yesterday confirmed an incursion by the Chinese troops into Chamoli district.

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

Uttarakhand shares a 350 kilometer long boundary with China and similar attempts at Chinese incursions have been reported in the past.

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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    Maniktripathy
    Jul 28, 2016 at 12:51 pm
    Coining of different terms to mock the IQ...No wonder this governance also has the same policy as UPA and yet they say "good governance" and India changing....Yeah sure it shows with inept spineless foreign policy towards China and stan....
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      Parikshit
      Jul 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm
      Cant help laughing. ROFLI.!!!!!!!!!! Incursion vs transgression. To my mind transgression is a more heinous word..... still lovely. Seems like we have a minister of the English language!
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        Trun
        Jul 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm
        Mr.Minister ......no incursion only transgression .... hope they don't do daily Excursion.
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          John
          Jul 28, 2016 at 4:09 pm
          Good one...witty
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            Ajit Das
            Jul 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm
            Ultimately, what is the difference between incursion and transgression? Didn't the Chinese soldiers leave their footprints on Indian soil unilaterally? And what does it mean in international relationship? Can we believe the Chinese dragon that spews yellow fire at intervals, revealing its real intention to capture Asian hegemony?
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              arc
              Jul 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm
              So the PLA transgressed the border just to have a picnic on our side? Suppose they came with a picnic basket full of Chicken chowmein and not guns. More surprising is our chaddi man parikkar knows the difference between incursion and transgression. Impressed. But then he must have been briefed by the bureaucracy.
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                Charles
                Jul 28, 2016 at 2:15 pm
                Thanks for speaking on China's behalf.
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                  Avinash
                  Jul 28, 2016 at 6:59 pm
                  Our Indian army is "disciplined". lt;br/gt;They are "brave" and they never "transgress" to Chinese territory.
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