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Chinese incursion in Ladakh on March 8

Security sources said a platoon of at least 11 Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) men led by a Colonel-rank officer crossed over Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China at ‘Finger VIII’ Sirjap-I area close to the lake.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2016 23:34 IST
HT Correspondent
Aerial view of five tents erected by intruding Chinese troops inside Indian territory in Daulat Beg Oldi sector of Ladakh.
Aerial view of five tents erected by intruding Chinese troops inside Indian territory in Daulat Beg Oldi sector of Ladakh. (PTI File Photo)

Chinese troops again entered almost six km deep inside Indian territory near the Pangong lake area of Ladakh region on March 8 but a patrol of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) sent them back in two hours, sources told HT.

Security sources said a platoon of at least 11 Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) men led by a Colonel-rank officer crossed over Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China at ‘Finger VIII’ Sirjap-I area close to the lake.

The Chinese troops were engaged by the ITBP men deployed there.

“The ITBP men showed banners and told the Chinese troops to go back. After a two-hour long verbal duel, the Chinese men went back. Such incidents keep on happening because of difference of perception on the LAC,” said a security official requesting anonymity.

Several times Indian troops have intercepted Chinese troops along the banks of the 90 sq km Pangong lake, two-third of which is in China. India and China had a three-week long stand-off in the Depsang plains of Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) in May, 2013. China has also managed to construct a road up to Finger-IV area which also falls under Sirijap area and is five-km deep into the LAC.