Chinese incursion in Uttarakhand confirmed by Chief Minister Harish Rawat

| Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 19:22
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New Delhi: After an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) report confirmed Chinese incursion into Uttarakhand to the Minister of Home Affairs on July 19th, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday told reporters that Chinese incursion did take place in Chamoli district.

Rawat, along with confirming the news, said that it was a good thing that the Chinese troops had not touched an important canal in the area. Speaking to ANI, Rawat said, "I am sure central government will take required cognizance of the issue."

Union Minister of Home Affairs of India Kiren Rijiju said that the ITBP is present in the infiltrated area and will be keeping a tab on what develops in the region.

Parliamentarian RK Singh told a reporter that India wanted to define the Line of Control, but China was unwilling to cooperate.

Uttarakhand shares a 350km long border with China and the boundary has been contentious point of infiltration by China many times before.

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