In the backdrop of reports on Chinese intrusion into the Ladakh region, general officer commanding-in-chief (northern command) lt general KT Parnaik on Monday visited the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and took the stock of the situation.
Parnaik instructed the troops to increase the vigil. ''I am aware of the tough conditions in which you perform your duty with dedication and professionalism. Despite all difficulties, it is commendable that you have maintained full operational readiness and a high morale.''
Hindustan Times reported on September 14 two Chinese helicopters, along with seven to eight troopers on board, flew into Indian territory along the LAC in the Chumur area of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir and damaged 'unused bunkers' before flying back unchallenged.
''The helicopters had intruded into Indian territory by about 200-300 metres inside and halted for about 20-25 minutes. Further, 6-7 persons, reportedly Chinese army personnel, got down from the choppers and thereafter dismantled about 17 structures made of loose stones in the shape of bunkers inside Indian territory along the border,'' the HT report said.
On September 30, it was further reported that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) intruded into the Chushul area on September 16.
On Tuesday, Parnaik will visit the forward areas in the Siachen glacier.