China accuses Indian troops of ‘crossing boundary’ in Sikkim

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China has accused Indian troops of “crossing the boundary” in the Sikkim section, calling for their immediate withdrawal and a thorough investigation of the issue.

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang claimed in a statement last night that the Indian border guards crossed the boundary in the Sikkim section of the Sino-India border and entered Chinese territory.

China urges India to immediately withdraw its border guards that have crossed the boundary and have a thorough investigation of this matter, Geng said.

They obstructed normal activities of the Chinese frontier forces in the Donglang area in Sikkim recently, and the Chinese side has taken counter-measures, he said.

The Sikkim section of the v boundary has been defined by treaties, Geng said, noting that the Indian government has repeatedly confirmed in writing that there is no objection to it.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had yesterday accused the Indian military of stopping the construction of a road in what it claims to be China’s “sovereign territory” in the Sikkim section of the India-China border and said the move has “seriously damaged” border peace and tranquillity.

Geng’s statement comes after tension mounted in a remote area of Sikkim following a scuffle between the personnel of the Indian Army and the PLA, leading to Chinese troops damaging bunkers on the Indian side of the border.

The incident happened in the first week of June near the Lalten post in the Doka La general area in Sikkim after a face-off between the two forces, which triggered tension along the Sino-Indian frontier.

After the scuffle, the PLA entered Indian territory and damaged two make-shift bunkers of the Army.

Following the India-China war of 1962, the area has been under the Indian Army and the ITBP, which is the border guarding force and has a camp 15km from the international border.

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  1. This writer’s article ” 2017 – an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” were issued widely to Indian news media last year in October – November 2016. While covering August -September or near about in year 2017 for India , the alert prediction reads : ” AUGUST-SEPTEMBER OR NEAR ABOUT LOOKS TO BE PRESENTING WAR OR BIG TERROR , COULD ALSO BE THROUGH SEA” . The place of occurrence was indicated to be somewhere towards Leh- Ladakh in the north of India. The security and defense developments in Sikkim in early July 2017 can be construed to be instance proving the alert right.

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