Number of Chinese transgressions have increased to whopping 16 times from last year’s 11-12 transgression in Pangong Tso Lake area.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has reportedly asked the army to take up the issue of Chinese transgressions with Chinese authorities.
News agency ANI reported that the defence minister was likely to visit China next month where both sides would finalise hotline at Army HQ level along with local commanders level.
This follows the reports of a fresh transgression in Ladakh sector, where Chinese PLA troops had reportedly entered almost 6 km deep inside Indian territory near the scenic Pangong lake area last week.
This had led to a stand-off between security personnel of the two sides, PTI had quoted the security sources.
The incident occurred on 8 March when a platoon of at least 11 PLA men led by a Colonel-rank officer crossed over the imaginary Line of Actual Control (LAC) at ‘Finger VIII’ Sirjap-I area close to the Pangong lake.
According to Free Press Journal, Chinese soldiers had entered in four vehicles — two light, one medium and one heavy — from across the Thakung border post of India and reached 5.5 km deep inside Indian territory, the sources said.