Ground Report | New Delhi: Chinese soldiers crossed LAC; Nearly a hundred soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China entered Uttarakhand’s Barahoti sector in violation of the border last month. Chinese soldiers have damaged many infrastructures here, while also targeting them.
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Chinese soldiers crossed LAC
The Chinese army destroyed a footbridge, but there was no face-off with the Indian security forces. “By the time the Army and ITBP personnel arrived, the PLA personnel had left,” the sources said.
The people mentioned above said that Indian soldiers patrolled under a tit-for-tat strategy. There was no official comment on the Chinese breach. The incident comes amid the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in several areas of eastern Ladakh, though both sides have completed disengagement at two sensitive places.
The people cited above said that there are minor violations in Barahoti due to different perceptions about the LAC by both sides. What surprised Indian officials, however, was the number of PLA personnel who violated on 30 August. The Chinese side has also made significant strides in infrastructure development along the LAC in the region.
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A Times of India report quoted its sources as saying that the new Intelligence and Surveillance report shows that the People’s Liberation Army has “at least eight more forward locations” along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in front of eastern Ladakh. It has built a “new modular container-based habitat” for its troops in the U.S.
India is keeping a close watch on the nearly 3,500-km-long LAC following the East Ladakh standoff. The border standoff between Indian and Chinese armies started on May 5 last year in eastern Ladakh following violent clashes in the Pangong Lake area. Both sides gradually increased their deployment by carrying thousands of soldiers as well as heavy weapons.