Army denies report of Chinese incursion

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2014 21:09 IST

The army has denied on Sunday reports of incursion by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China in the Pangong Lake and deep inside the Indian territory.

"There has not been any incursion either in the lake or in the area mentioned in the report," said Colonel SD Goswami, the defence spokesperson, northern command.

A news agency has reported that the Chinese boats entered into the Indian waters at the Pangong Lake, about 150 km from Leh, on October 22.

The report had said the Chinese troops also entered upto Finger IV area in the region from where they were sent back. It stated that China had constructed a road up to Finger-IV area which is in the Siri Jap area, 5 km deep inside the Indian territory from the Line of Actual Control.

"The Siri Jap area is in Chinese control and the massive road construction activity is going on there," said an army official.

There has not been fresh face-off between the two countries since September this year, when the Indian and the Chinese troops faced each other in Chumar area, 250km south-east of Leh.

As an agreement, the Chinese troops moved back on September 30. India, though refused to dismantle an army hut built inside the Indian territory.

India has of late toughened its stand along the LAC in Ladakh with China.

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