In yet another border violation, Chinese soldiers crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Demchok sector of Ladakh on July 22 and vandalized tents set up by Indian shepherds there.
In a separate incident, an Indian patrolling team found that Chinese graziers had pitched tents at another location in the same sector inside Indian territory around the same time. The graziers removed the tents and moved back after a flag meeting between commanders from both sides.
These incidents come barely two weeks after the unresolved border issue came up for discussion during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first one-on-one meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit at Fortaleza in Brazil.
As first reported by HT, two vehicles carrying PLA troopers transgressed across the LAC in Demchok sector on July 15, engaging in a face-off with the Indian Army. The face-off ended after both sides indulged in banner drills reminding the other about transgression into each other's territory.
New Delhi and Beijing had inked a new border pact last year to ensure peace and stability along the LAC but the cycle of transgressions continues.