Sikkim border standoff: Chinese transgression into Indian territory twice in July

"On both occasions [on July 15 and July 25] about 15-20 Chinese soldiers transgressed into the territory at Barahoti that India and China lay claim upon. The soldiers stayed there for a while and returned," the source said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 31, 2017 8:48 pm
doklam standoff, sikkim border standoff, china infiltration, china incrussion, china uttarakhand, barhoti, Chamoli district, Chinese army The infiltration took place on in the Barahoti area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on the morning on July 25. (Representational image)

The soldiers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have twice transgressed into the Indian territory in the month of July — on July 15 and 25 — at the Barahoti region of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, a highly placed Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) source said.

“On both occasions [on July 15 and July 25] about 15-20 Chinese soldiers transgressed into the territory at Barahoti that India and China lay claim upon. The soldiers stayed there for a while and returned,” the source said to The Indian Express, adding that such transgressions were routine in the area.

However, in the backdrop of the Doklam stand-off the frequency of such incidents has increased, the ITBP official said, adding that the actual situation at Barahoti would be known only after September, this year, when the data on transgression by Chinese Army in Barahoti, this year, is calculated and the result is compared to the transgression instances from last year.

An incident of violation of the Indian airspace was noted on June 3, this year, when two suspected Chinese helicopters were seen hovering over the Barahoti region for atleast three minutes.

In another incident of Chinese transgression, on July 19, last year, officials from Chamoli district, who were visiting Barahoti, saw Chinese troops on the ground and an attack helicopter hovering over the place for about five minutes was also seen. The Chinese troops recognised the area as ‘Wu-Je’, the officials had said.

Transgression by the Chinese Army into the Indian territory is a regular activity noted in Uttarakhand, which shares a 350-km border with China.

During a conference on internal security in New Delhi, in the year 2013, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna had said that between 2006 and 2011 China had made about 37 incursion attempts in the Barahoti region.

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    Kh Kumar
    Aug 1, 2017 at 7:26 am
    India has lost its culture and became a ugly invader. India invaded China in 1962, Pakistan in 1971 , Burma in 2015. India has slaved Bengal, Bhutan and Nepal. That's the reason why India has no friend around it.
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      Jaadu
      Aug 1, 2017 at 12:47 am
      Hope we see China vs Mob Lynchers Soccer match soon.
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        Mota
        Aug 1, 2017 at 2:38 am
        And the referees will be jihadis.
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        MyTake
        Jul 31, 2017 at 11:49 pm
        China is slowly replacing old Communist regime of Russia where force was the only solution to everything, forcing its people to live with low and corrupted/disfigured moral, unfit to live in this world among the civilised. China is definitely heading in that direction as it does not recognize anything else nor does it recognize God to give any internal guidance or His role in people's day to at life! Expansion expansion and expansion and ultimately burst like USSR!
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          A. M.
          Jul 31, 2017 at 11:57 pm
          Same like feku's BJP vhp and sanghi goons who thinks that they can bulldoze anyone. Good that china is coming to india. Welcome chinese- atleast they will be better than the bhakts
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            Mota
            Aug 1, 2017 at 2:34 am
            Same like the jihadis who blast everyone out of their way. And the termites like you who are waiting for the humiliation of India.
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          shankar
          Jul 31, 2017 at 11:37 pm
          Transgression ? very clever use of words ... it is time we test the chinese resolve. The s are already proding pakistan to bother us in the west .
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            Khushminder Sahasi
            Jul 31, 2017 at 11:05 pm
            Where that man with 56 inches chest. Chinese are infiltrating and intimidating poor shepherds. PM must tender his resignation. It is regretted that he has relegated defense ministry and has no full time DM to be accountable.
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              MyTake
              Jul 31, 2017 at 11:51 pm
              Nehruvian species are not welcomed any more for "distribution" of their "wisdom"!
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                A. M.
                Jul 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm
                We will see that what your feku will do to handle china. It is a different thing to bark like a mad dog on Mann ki baat, giving false promises and another thing to deliver on the promises and to rule without the media control, RBI control, EC control, rabid bjp IT cells, money power
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              nagaraj
              Jul 31, 2017 at 10:54 pm
              General Rawat is a great general. Also 1962 is not 2017 India is militarily stronger than a Jewish supported China. The border is long and transgressions go both ways but China is in no position to fight India. Our army is better, better equipped and also we have tactical nuclear weapons ready as well.
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                Mohammad Dar
                Jul 31, 2017 at 11:06 pm
                hindrance to truth hinduism day dreaming is cheap, how come Chinese were not stopped from entering the contested area by force, because land of hindu hijras have no one to fight but as usual submission , to any one with a superior force.
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                  Mota
                  Aug 1, 2017 at 2:35 am
                  Can I have the same thing that you are smoking.
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                  Khushminder Sahasi
                  Jul 31, 2017 at 11:11 pm
                  do not live in fools paradise. Chinese army has larger force, more nuclear weapons and well equipped infrastructure. Another slap will render our brave soldiers morale going down. Act now diplomatically. else resign. PM and Acting DM must go now. Save india. Rise India. Do not become puppet of Baniya Govt, which keep showing dreams and does nothing concrete
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                    Khushminder Sahasi
                    Jul 31, 2017 at 11:13 pm
                    do not live in fools paradise. Chinese army has larger force, more nuclear weapons and well equipped infrastructure. Another slap will render our brave soldiers morale going down. Act now diplomatically. else resign. PM and Acting DM must go now. Save india. Rise India. Do not become puppet of Baniya Govt, which keep showing dreams and does nothing concrete
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                      shankar
                      Jul 31, 2017 at 11:40 pm
                      It is evident that this ID is that of a troll / BJP ewing
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                        apllo
                        Aug 1, 2017 at 3:54 am
                        General Rawat is a great general?he is a foolish man. 1962 is not 2017 India,but China is not 1962's yet. no doubt it .if the war begin ,the India will lose again.中印再次交战,印度会再次失败,比1962 年失败更惨。
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                          apllo
                          Aug 1, 2017 at 3:55 am
                          General Rawat is a great general?he is a foolish man. 1962 is not 2017 India,but China is not 1962's yet. no doubt it .if the war begin ,the India will lose again.中印再次交战,印度会再次失败,比1962 年失败更惨
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                          Joseph Mumbai
                          Jul 31, 2017 at 9:55 pm
                          So many trolls with Hindu names. Who are actually Muslims and Pa kistanis. They Muslims like the downfall of India. They will be satisfied when whole of India is Islamized. No matter how much Hindus compromise. Secularism is for Hindus and preached to Hindus. Wake up Hindus. Hindus can do without Muslim support. Anyway Muslims never supported national integration. Muslims want to divide India again. Wake up Hindus, drag the fanatic mullahs out.
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                            shankar
                            Jul 31, 2017 at 11:41 pm
                            And what about you ? a troll in christian skin ?
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                            Yash Pal
                            Jul 31, 2017 at 9:34 pm
                            Mind games being played by China. 'If you intrude a hundred times, make the territory your own' similar to some bhakts' belief ' if you tell a lie a hundred times, it becomes truth.
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                              Khushminder Sahasi
                              Jul 31, 2017 at 11:13 pm
                              do not live in fools paradise. Chinese army has larger force, more nuclear weapons and well equipped infrastructure. Another slap will render our brave soldiers morale going down. Act now diplomatically. else resign. PM and Acting DM must go now. Save india. Rise India. Do not become puppet of Baniya Govt, which keep showing dreams and does nothing concrete
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                                undefined
                                Aug 1, 2017 at 12:24 am
                                Go surrender!
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                                shankar
                                Jul 31, 2017 at 11:44 pm
                                well said , but it is the time we indians stand together , we can and we will kick out Modi and amit shah for now we have to unite to slay the chinese dragon
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                                  A. M.
                                  Aug 1, 2017 at 12:01 am
                                  Why should we oppose the dragon ? Let the sanghis go at the border to fight the dragon alone.
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