China testing India’s nerves as PLA now enters Uttarakhand amidst tense border stand off

  • China testing India’s nerves as PLA now enters Uttarakhand amidst tense border stand off
01-08-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Amid the military stand-off in Doklam, China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) were sighted on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Barahoti in Uttarakhand, officials said on Monday. The alleged incursion took place on July 25 in Chamoli district.

The Chinese troops had violated the border in Chamoli district on July 19 too and were seen camping along with arms against the backdrop of the nearly two-month-old standoff between the two sides in the Sikkim sector.

In another incident, a helicopter of PLA violated the Indian air space in Uttarakhand on July 19. After hovering over the Indian airspace for nearly five minutes, the helicopter disappeared and flew back to the Chinese airspace.

The latest incident came almost a year after PLA soldiers were spotted on the Indian side in the same area of Chamoli district. The Chinese troops intruded almost a kilometre into Indian Territory and threatened some shepherds.

Recently, a team of officials left for the LAC in Chamoli to take stock of the situation following the standoff in the Sikkim sector. The stand-off has hit India-China ties with Chinese experts threatening a war if New Delhi did not buckle.

Tags : China India PLA Border standoff Doklam Chamoli Uttarakhand


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