Troops of China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) into India in the first week of October in the Arunachal Sector.
However, the Chinese soldiers returned after the Indian Army conveyed to them that they were on the Indian side of the LAC.
According to Times Now channel, the troops — around 11 Chinese PLA men dressed in camouflaged Army fatigues — were spotted in upper Dibang in Arunachal Pradesh. They were spotted by local villagers who had gone out hunting. The locals then clicked photographs of the intrusion and alerted the Army and local administration. It is believed that the intrusion took place about five-six days ago. The troops were about one km inside the Indian territory.
This is not the first time that PLA troops have entered inside the Indian territory. Intrusions along the LAC are a regular occurrence along the de-facto boundary between India and China. China, however, refuses to accept that Arunachal Pradesh is an Indian territory and instead, continued to refer to the state and southern Tibet.
The intrusion has surfaced at a time when India and China have joined hands to train Afghan diplomats in New Delhi. The relations between the two countries have been going through a rough patch post the 2017 Doklam standoff, wherein Chinese troops were spotted constructing a road inside the Indian territory in Doklam in June 2017. They were apprehended by Indian troops and the standoff continued till August 28 after a diplomatic intervention.
The Arunachal MP Ninong Ering already shot off a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi Expressing concern demanding immediate intervention