Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 30, May 2016 12:40 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
2016 ELECTION RESULT
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
TIPA turns 57, Ngonpa wins Yarkyi '16
Degrading moral values, unity causes of concern: Dalai Lama at Tibetan PM's swearing in
Two Ngaba monks arrested on unknown charges
Tibet Human rights hyped up issue by the West: Chinese state media
4 schools get 100% passing in Class XII results, no claimant for Sikyong scholarship
Dharamshala Tibetans vote in the preliminary elections for 'dedhoen'
US court punishes Shugden supporter for assaulting senior citizen
NDPT holds 7th National Convention meeting
34th Kalachakra to be held from 3 - 13 Jan, 2017
Two earthquakes hit southern Tibet
 Latest Photo News
Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves McLeod Ganj for Japan, May 6, 2016 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Lawmakers from the Czech conservative opposition TOP 09 and former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg (left) hang Tibetan national flags from the windows of the Chamber of Deputies to oppose Chinese President Xi Jingping's maiden visit to Czech Republic, March 29, 2016 Photo: ČTK Burian Michal
An elderly Tibetan prays before casting her ballot for the Tibetan elections 2016, Tsuglakhang, March 20, 2016. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Another incursion by Chinese troops in Ladakh sector: Reports
Phayul[Thursday, July 11, 2013 08:57]
DHARAMSHALA, July 11: Even as high-level delegates from India and China exchanged visits following the military stand-off between the two countries in April, Indian army has reported another incursion by Chinese troops in the Chumar sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to reports, Chinese troops intruded into the Leh-Ladakh sector on June 17 and took away a non-functioning solar CCTV camera placed about 6 km ahead of an Indian post.

Two days later, India brought up the issue of the missing camera at a routine meeting of border personnel and China returned it on July 3 in Chusul area following “furious negotiations” between the two sides.

The Chinese patrol was proficient in Hindi and reportedly threatened locals, asking them to vacate the area, claiming it to be their own.

This latest flare up took place even as several high-level visits and exchanges between the two countries took place, including the visit of Chinese premier Li Keqiang to India and recent visits by Defence Minister A K Antony and National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon to China.

Strategic affairs analyst Brahma Chellaney said the incident appears to have been hushed up to facilitate the visits of the NSA and the Defence Minister.

"The incident happened on June 17. It was kept under wraps till today. This was done so that first the National Security Advisor and then the Defence Minister could visit Beijing. The question it raises is why are we persisting on engaging with Beijing when they are sending the wrong signal repeatedly? After the April-May incident, we should have reassessed the process of engagement with China and what it is yielding.

Instead, we have sent the NSA and Defence Minister and announced that we are resuming joint military exercises with China in October. All of this only reinforces the Chinese perception that India can be pushed around," Chellaney said.

In April this year, a Chinese platoon had entered and set up camp about 19 km into Indian territory in the Depsang Valley and had refused to budge for about three weeks despite repeated requests from India.

After a 21-day face-off during which there were intense negotiations amid increasing tension, China agreed to withdraw its platoon. In return, India agreed to dismantle seven bunkers that it was building in the Chumar sector.

To avoid future confrontations, India and China will be setting up a hotline between officers at the level of Director General of Military Operations following agreement on the need for having "strategic communication" for building mutual trust between the two sides during the recent Defence Minister-level talks.

India has recorded well over 600 "transgressions" by PLA troops across the LAC - from Arunachal Pradesh to Ladakh - in the last three years.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Lack of Confidence. (Patuk)
Another incursion by chinese troops in Ladakh sector (phurpaman)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Dharamshala rejects Yu’s remarks, Sikyong reiterates commitment to MWA
Sikyong Sangay calls on Uttrakhand CM Bahuguna, Supports flood relief work
Tibetan Parliament condemns China's use of lethal force on unarmed Tibetans
Another incursion by Chinese troops in Ladakh sector: Reports
Advertisement
Community Hall Project Coordinator - Tibetan Community of New York & New Jersey
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Tibet Fest 7
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2016 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement