New Delhi, June 13: Amidst the row prevailing over India’s inclusion into Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), China made its presence felt on the Sino-Indian border by intruding into the Indian territory of Arunachal Pradesh. At least 250 Chinese troopers entered in the region of Yangtze in Arunachal. Also Read - India-US 2+2 Dialogue: Landmark Defence Pact BECA Signed, Pompeo Calls China a 'Threat' to Regional Security | Key Points
Indian Army and Intelligence Bureau has confirmed the reports of border transgression by China. The intrusion reportedly lasted for three hours on June 9. (ALSO READ: China reacts to India’s aggressive NSG bid) Also Read - You Can Buy Land in Jammu And Kashmir Now, Home Ministry Issues Gazette Notification
The intrusion by China has not taken the authorities by surprise as the region has always been considered part of the communist republic by Beijing.
The aggression shown by Chinese forces comes at a time when India and China are locked in a diplomatic face-off as Beijing is tooth and nail opposed to India’s inclusion in NSG. In response to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aggressive bid for entry into NSG, China released a public statement which said: “Large differences remain over the entry of non-NPT countries to NSG. Criteria should apply equally, rather than tailor-made rules for US allies.”
China has questioned United States, Mexico and Switzerland for backing India’s inclusion into NSG despite New Delhi not signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).