New Delhi: The Central government on Thursday denied any incursion by Chinese troops in Barahoti area of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, saying it was just a transgression.

“There was no incursion as reported in media. It was just a transgression from Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA),” Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in the Lok Sabha while making a statement on the issue.

The minister said there is a well-defined mechanism to settle such transgressions.

He said that the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China “has not been demarcated” and due to this perception of differences arise.

“Sometimes transgression takes place,” he added.

Parrikar said that instances of transgression from the Chinese side have reduced.

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