Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2 incursions bids by #China in Ladakh as Modi-Xi talk peace

Two new incursion attempts are reported in Demchok and Chumar areas of Ladakh sector in Jammu and Kashmir. Chinese PLA soldiers were, however, promptly pushed back into their territory by Indian security personnel.The incursion bids by the PLA came even as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized on the need to find a solution to the boundary question during their meeting in Fortaleza in Brazil on Tuesday on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit.
Chumar is the last town after which Himachal Pradesh starts. This area also has the distinction of having a defined International Border with China. This area is not accessible from the Chinese side whereas the Indian side has a road almost to the last point on which the army can carry a load upto nine tonnes.
All Indian units located along the LAC have been asked to maintain a tight vigil in their Area of Responsibilities (AOR) and launch frequent patrols to the higher reaches.