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Lending a deaf ear to all the warnings by the Indian Army and government, around 11 to 12 Chinese soldiers transgressed into Uttarakhand’s Barahoti district a week back, July 25, the Home Ministry confirmed on Monday. The Chinese military transgressed up to 800 meter to 1 kilometer into the Indian Territory.

Amid the stand-off in Doklam, Chinese soldiers transgressed into the disputed territory along the international border with India. The transgression took place at Barahoti in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand.

Sources claim that the incursion was carried out by troops of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

The reports of Chinese military transgressing into the disputed borders are not new. Earlier, on July 19, Chinese soldiers violated agreements and crossed the border in Chamoli district. The soldiers were later seen camping along with arms.

Claiming that it was their land, the PLA troops forced an Indian team to return. The team which was led by Chamoli District Magistrate had gone for the survey of Barahoti ground along with officials from ITBP.

The Indian air space was also violated after a PLA helicopter had entered into the Indian air space in Uttarakhand on July 19.

Uttarakhand shares a massive 3500 kilometer boundary with its transgressing neighbour, China. The whole matter got escalated, after the Indian Army stopped the Chinese soldiers from building a stretch of road connecting China and India with Bhutan.

First Published | 31 July 2017 4:21 PM
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