The Chinese Army pushed in about 1,000 soldiers into Chumar village of Ladakh, along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with more banners asking the Indian Army to leave the area on Thursday.
While the Indian Army has rushed three battalions to the LAC in the sector, both the armies were maintaining a distance of 200 metres from each other. According to reports, the issue started on Sunday while Indian troops detected a construction activity being undertaken by the Chinese side within the Indian Territory in Chumar area, adding the army stopped the activity and increased its strength.
According to the reports, sources said that the Chinese side had pushed in more troops on Wednesday morning as well, adding the number of People’s Liberation Army personnel stood at nearly 500 with an equal matcher from the Indian side as well.
Chumar is located more than 300 kms Northeast of Leh and bordering Himachal Pradesh. It has been a flash point between the two sides with the Chinese side making several attempts to end India’s dominance in the area.
The People’s Liberation Army has been making repeated bids to claim Chumar as part of Chinese territory but has been thwarted every time by the Indian army. The Chinese side were also carrying out defence work on their side. Under the agreement between the two sides, any country indulging in defence construction has to inform the other sides.
MEA spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised the issue of incursions with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting last night and also, the same issue will be raised today.