100 Chinese soldiers crossed into Uttarakhand last month

Close to 100 soldiers of China’s People’s Liberation Army transgressed the Line of Actual Control in the Barahoti sector in Uttarakhand last month, people familiar with the development said on Tuesday.

The transgression took place on August 30, and the Chinese troops returned from the area after spending few hours, they said. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel are deployed in the area.

The people cited above said as part of a tit-for-tat strategy, Indian troops carried out patrolling. There was no official comment on the Chinese transgression.

The incident comes amid a continuing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh though both sides completed disengagement in two sensitive locations.

However, what surprised the Indian officials was the number of PLA personnel who transgressed on August 30. The Chinese side has also ramped up infrastructure development along the LAC in the sector.

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