Chinese intrude again

Highlights

Escalating the Indo-China border tensions, Chinese troops intruded 500 meters and put up tents into Indian territory, as per reports on Sunday.

  • Put up tents on Indian soil in Ladakh
  • In 2014 alone, 334 incidents of intrusion have been reported
  • Border solution: China prefers status quo, says book

New Delhi: Escalating the Indo-China border tensions, Chinese troops intruded 500 meters and put up tents into Indian territory, as per reports on Sunday.

“Some 30 Chinese soldiers invaded 500 meters area of Demchok in Ladakh on September 11,” say reports.

However, to confront the Chinese troops, around 70 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel were deployed in the region. Last month, the Chinese troops reportedly entered almost 25 kms into India. The troops invaded the area of Burtse in Ladakh. A patrol of Indian troops noticed the People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel while moving from their base in Burtse area of north Ladakh, at an altitude of around 17,000 feet.

In 2014 alone, 334 incidents of Chinese troops intrusion into Indian border have been reported. The recent intrusion incident was reported a few days prior to Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India.

Jinping is scheduled to visit Ahmedabad where he will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expected to witness the signing of several MoUs in business and infrastructural investment.

Meanwhile There are few signs that China is willing to settle the boundary issue unless India completely subscribes to its world view and agrees to remain within its 'red lines' which is unlikely to happen, says a new book.

The boundary dispute is utilised by China for trying to coerce foreign policy changes by India that often have nothing to do with the dispute itself, the book, 'India-China Boundary Issues: Quest for Settlement' by former diplomat Ranjit Singh Kalha says.

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