In the fresh case of transgression, the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) crossed into the Indian border in Uttarakhand and came up to 200 meters on the Indian side of the border, reported news agency ANI.
Chinese soldiers, around 200-300 in number, reportedly crossed into Uttarakhand’s Barahoti in Chamoli district on 25 July at about 9 am.
The Chinese soldiers, according to the Indian government sources, asked the cattle owners to leave the area. They, however, left the Indian territory after sometime.
Last year too, the Chinese soldiers had made similar incursion into this area.
The 80 square kilometre ground has been agreed by the two countries to be a disputed part since 1957 and was to be sorted out at the negotiating table by the two sides. Over the past few years, Chinese troops have been spotted in the area and even air violations have taken place in this area, the sources said.
More recently, China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for the past three weeks after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road. Doka La is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Doklam, while China claims it as part of its Donglang region.