New Delhi: The Chinese soldiers crossed the Line of Actual Control in the Arunachal Sector but returned when the Indian Army conveyed to them that they have entered the Indian side, said the sources. The source also said that the incident happened 10 days back. Also Read - GoDaddy Hosts Fundraiser With Ketto For Indian SMEs Hit During COVID-19
Reportedly both the armies are resolving such matters as per a set protocol. The troops tried to enter Dibang Valley, a district in Arunachal Pradesh. Also Read - Amazon Employees Receive 'Delete TikTok' Email, eCommerce Giant Says it Was 'Sent in Error'
It is to be noted here that in August China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) had transgressed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at least three times in the Uttarakhand state. Sources further said that the Chinese troops had crossed over as far as four kilometres into the Indian Territory in Barahoti village in the Chamoli district of the state.
Similar incidents occurred in July last year when Chinese troops ventured up to a kilometre into Indian Territory in Barahoti. This area also witnessed aerial transgressions and infiltration by foot patrols in 2013 and 2014.
Speaking on transgressions along the LAC by the PLA, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC) Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh earlier this year said, “It took place in areas where we have different perception of the Line of Actual Control,” adding that India and China have well-established mechanisms, especially at the highest level, where special representatives from both the countries discuss issues related to the resolution of the boundary dispute.
LAC is a 4,057-km porous border between India and China and runs through glaciers, snow deserts, mountains, and rivers.
In July, Minister of State for External Affairs Ministry VK Singh had said that there have been no new developments at the site of the face-off with China in Doklam and its vicinity, and status quo prevails in the area. He was replying to a question in Rajya Sabha on whether China has constructed new roads in the southern part of the Doklam Plateau.
Last year, in August, India, and China decided to end their 73-day standoff between their troops at Doklam. The standoff had strained ties considerably between the two countries.