New Delhi: Two Chinese helicopters crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC)- the de-facto border between China and India, sources said. The transgression happened near Ladakh trig heights also known as Trade junction, which connects Ladakh with Tibet. The transgression happened on September 27, said ANI. (Also read: Doklam Standoff Over, Both Sides Agree to Withdraw Troops)
Sources further suggested that the two choppers remained in the Indian territory for about 10 minutes before heading back. This comes weeks after Pakistan violated the Indian airspace in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Official sources said a white chopper crossed into this side in Gulpur sector and hovered for sometime before turning back.
It was alleged that inside the chopper were PoK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Tourism Minister Mushtaq Minhas, and the province’s Education Minister Ifthikar Gilani. These allegations were later rejected by the PoK Prime Minister.
Earlier this month, there were reports that China had resumed its road-building efforts in Doklam, just 10 kilometres from the site where Indian soldiers stopped the work three months ago. A media report said that the Chinese shifted the unused road construction material North and East of the site of the previous conflict. The construction workers are guarded by 500 soldiers of PLA.
NDTV reported that the soldiers will be stationed in the Chinese town of Yatung, 20 km away from the site of construction. There are no signs of developing residential space for the Chinese soldiers in the area. The report further said the road construction activity had begun shortly after India and China announced de-escalation of tensions on August 28 ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to China’s Xiamen for BRICS summit.