Leh: Chinese troops entered the international border in Ladakh and painted "China” on boulders and rocks in Indian territory, Indian border patrol reportedly found on July 3.
Chinese troops entered nearly 1.5 km into Indian territory near Mount Gya, which is recognised as international border by both countries, PTI said while quoting unnamed defence sources.
The 22,420-ft Mount Gya is located at the tri-junction of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, and Tibet.
Its boundary was marked during the British era and is regarded as international border by the two countries. The red marking were found as deep as 1.5 to 1.7 km of the Indian territory.
An Army spokesperson declined to comment on the alleged incursions, but the Government probably wants to downplay the issue as three Generals are currently visiting Beijing and Lhasa under an exchange programme.
A week ago it was reported that Chinese helicopters came into Indian air space along the Line of Actual Control in Chumar region of Jammu and Kashmir in June.Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/pacific/26541-china-troops-enter-india-territory-mark.htmlReference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=26541
An Army spokesperson had then said: "there was a report of a helicopter flying in the area south of Chumar, where India and China have differences in perception on the Line of Actual Control. It was reported by grazers."