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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Scuffle at border as Indian troops counter aggressive Chinese incursions in Arunachal Pradesh

Scuffle at border as Indian troops counter aggressive Chinese incursions in Arunachal Pradesh PTI | Jun 15, 2016, 07.52 PM IST Chinese troops entered the Indian side from four different points in Arunachal Pradesh Incident occurred at 'Shankar Tikri' on the LAC of Yangtse area Tension eased after four PLA officers accompanied by an interpreter met Commanding Officer of the Indian Army Related Videos Chinese troops intrudes border, share chocolates with Indian jawansChinese troops intrudes border... NEW DELHI: A scuffle had broken out between troops of Indian Army and Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) when Chinese personnel entered the Indian side from four different border points in Arunachal Pradesh last Thursday, according to an official account of the incident on Wednesday. The incident occurred at 'Shankar Tikri' on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) of Yangtse area in Arunachal Pradesh with the PLA claiming the area belonged to China . The area, which is being guarded by the Indian Army, was immediately covered and Army moved in its men to prevent the aggressive PLA troops from crossing the perceived LAC in the region. An estimated 215 PLA troops reportedly tried to push their way at 'Shakar Tikri' and simultaneously 20 each from 'Thang La' and 'Mera Gap' and another 21 from 'Yanki-I' of Arunachal Pradesh made similar attempts. During the normal banner drill, the PLA troops striking an aggressive posture tried to attack the Indian Army personnel physically but were overpowered immediately, official sources said today. The Army has officially reported that there was only a "mild scuffle" between the Army and PLA at east of 'Shankar Tikri'. Tensions reportedly eased only after four PLA officers accompanied by an interpreter met Commanding Officer of the Indian Army formation in the area and presented him with two packets of chocolates and one gift packet to the in charge of Yanki-I post. Top Comment manmohan Singh should resign. he and his Govt are spineless cowards. That is why china is able to take such liberties. If the CM of Gujarat narendra modijeee had been our Prime Minister , China ... Read MoreProud Bhakt Yangtse is one of the identified disputed pockets between the two countries and is an Indian territory. PLA carries out unusually big patrols as compared to other areas along the LAC. The area has been reportedly witnessing transgressions by the Chinese side at regular intervals since 2011

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