In a deep incursion,Chinese troops have entered the Indian territory in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in eastern Ladakh and erected a tented post,setting the stage for a face-off with Indian troops.
A platoon-strength contingent of Chinas Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) came 10 km inside the Indian territory in Burthe in DBO sector,which is at an altitude of about 17,000 feet,on the night of April 15 and established a tented post there,according to highly placed sources. They said a Chinese Army platoon usually consists of around 50 men.
Personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have also established a camp,approximately 300 metres opposite the location,the sources said. ITBP has asked for a flag meeting with the Chinese side but there has been no response as of now,sources said.
When contacted,the spokesman for the Udhampur-based Northern Command,Col Rajesh Kalia,said,Due to differences in perception of the Line of Actual Control(LAC) a few face-offs take place in the eastern Ladakh side. These are resolved amicably through existing mechanism. He refused to elaborate.