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Chinese troops make 2 incursion attempts in Ladakh

PTI   Leh/New Delhi, July 16, 2014
First Published: 18:01 IST(16/7/2014) | Last Updated: 18:03 IST(16/7/2014)

Chinese troops have reportedly made two incursion attempts in the last three days in Demchok and Chumar areas of the Ladakh sector in Jammu and Kashmir but were pushed back into their territory by Indian security personnel.

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The incursion bids by the Chinese People's Liberation (PLA) came even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasised on the need to find a solution to the Boundary Question during their meeting in Fortaleza in Brazil, on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the BRICS summit.

The latest incident occured in Charding Nilu Nullah Junction (CNNJ) in Demchok sector on Tuesday when PLA personnel entered the area on their vehicles in the wee hours claiming it to be Chinese territory, said official sources on Wednesday.

The PLA soldiers who wanted to have a round of the area were stopped by the Indian army and personnel of Indo Tibetan Border Police(ITBP), a force which guards the India-China border.

After a 30-minute long stand-off followed by a banner drill where armies of both the countries warned each other against moving a step forward, the Chinese PLA returned to their side, the sources said.

The Chinese troops, riding on horses, had earlier entered through Chumar area on July 13 only to be confronted by Indian soldiers and after the usual banner drill between the two sides, the PLA patrol returned to their territory.

The incident took place at Patrol Point number 62, the sources said.

Located 300 km east of Leh, Chumar has been an epicentre of heightened activities of the PLA who had been making increased attempts to enter through this region as India has a dominance in this sector.

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