Leh, Apr 9: China tried to make multiple intrusion attempts in the Ladakh region in the month of March, according to reports. The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has submitted a report to the Home Ministry on China’s intrusion attempts. According to the report, the Chinese intruded into the Indian territory in the Ladakh region maximum number of times in March 2018.
According to ITBP’s reports, China intruded into the Indian region thrice near the Pangong Lake area thrice in May. The Chinese forces intruded through the areas near Pangong Lake on February 27, March 6 and March 9, 2018 on cars. In one of the attempts, the Chinese came 6 km inside the Indian territory. The report said that the Chinese troops were forced to leave after ITBP’s intervention and protest.
Reports say that the Chinese have made multiple intrusion attempts in the past four months. These attempts have been made not just in the Ladakh region but also Arunachal Pradesh. However, the Indian security forces are alert and are making sure China does not succeed in any such attempt.
Last month, the ITBP had also informed the Government of several aerial intrusions by Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) helicopters into the Ladakh Region this year.
On the other hand, the Chinese military has raised objections against Indian Army’s transgressions into the strategically sensitive Asaphila area along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. However, the Indian Army dismissed these objections saying that the area in the upper Subansiri region of Arunachal Pradesh belongs to India and it has regularly been carrying out patrols there.
The issue was raised during order Personnel Meeting’ (BPM) held on March 15. According to sources, the Chinese military has called Indian Army patrolling ‘transgressions’. Under the BPM mechanism, both sides can register their protest over any incident of transgressions as there are varying perceptions about the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two countries.