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Chinese troops make two incursion attempts in Ladakh

PLA personnel entered Demchok sector on their vehicles in wee hours claiming it to be Chinese territory.

By: Press Trust of India | Leh/new Delhi | Published: July 16, 2014 7:31 pm
A file photo of tents erected by intruding Chinese troops inside Indian territory in Ladakh. (Source: PTI) A file photo of tents erected by intruding Chinese troops inside Indian territory in Ladakh. (Source: PTI)

Chinese troops have reportedly made two incursion attempts in the last three days in Demchok and Chumar areas of Ladakh sector in Jammu and Kashmir but were pushed back into their territory by Indian security personnel.

The incursion bids by the Chinese People’s Liberation (PLA) came even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasised on the need to find a solution to the Boundary Question during their meeting in Fortaleza in Brazil yesterday on the sidelines of the BRICS summit.

The latest incident occured in Charding Nilu Nullah Junction (CNNJ) in Demchok sector on Tuesday when PLA personnel entered the area on their vehicles in the wee hours claiming it to be Chinese territory, official sources said on Wednesday.

The PLA soldiers who wanted to have a round of the area were stopped by the Indian army and personnel of Indo Tibetan Border Police(ITBP), a force which guards the India-China border.

After a 30-minute long stand-off followed by a banner drill where armies of both the countries warned each other against moving a step forward, the Chinese PLA returned to their side, the sources said.

The Chinese troops, riding on horses, had earlier entered through Chumar area on July 13 only to be confronted by Indian soldiers and after the usual banner drill between the two sides, the PLA patrol returned to their territory.

The incident took place at Patrol Point number 62, the sources said.

Located 300 km east of Leh, Chumar has been an epicentre of heightened activities of the PLA who had been making increased attempts to enter through this region as India has a dominance in this sector.

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  1. B
    Jul 17, 2014 at 9:40 am
    Interested ~Western powers can again then subsidize and publicize a book saying it was actually the Indians who invaded. Are some people so gullible that they believe anything sanctioned by the west and described as 'fact' to suit its own aims?
    1. G
      Jul 16, 2014 at 3:20 pm
      so much for the stronger Prime Minister Modi, who has turned out to be a trader, nothing more.
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        Arif Siddiqui
        Jul 17, 2014 at 6:42 am
        Last year when they came inside our border in 2012 in Deshank Plains, not only they were allowed to come inside, they sta there for 10 days keeping all their tents and trucks, Our government didn't even allow our army to eyeball them. I am glad to hear that ITBP has order of pushing them back from humiliating the Indian security forces. War is not the solution but Security Forces have a different Morale. and to you I just want to say one thing that you don't know anything and you are allowed to make absurd comments.
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          Pradeep Kisan
          Jul 16, 2014 at 6:45 pm
          is CCP is loosing control of PLA. Indian War Scholars need an eye over internal tussles in PLA High Cadre ...