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Riding on horses and ponies, Chinese troops violate LAC again

In yet another violation Line of Actual Control (LAC), the border between Indian and China, riding on horses and ponies around 50 Chinese soldiers allegedly intruded into the Indian territory of Chumar in Ladakh on 16 July staking their claim over the area.

The Chinese troops started their incursion in the Chumar area on the evening of 16 July and they remained in the Indian area till the morning of 17 July, sources said. Army sources confirmed the incursion saying that Indian troops had intercepted the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) patrol in the Chumar area and after the usual banner drill between the two sides, the PLA patrol went back into their territory.

Sources said the intruding Chinese soldiers asked the Indian soldiers to vacate the area claiming that they were standing in Chinese territory. The incursion by Chinese land forces comes soon after its two helicopters violated Indian air space on 11 July in the Chumar sector. In the same area, PLA troops had intruded and taken away an Indian surveillance camera on 17 June.
The latest incursion took place on the day when India gave approval to the creation of a 50,000-strong mountain strike corps along the border with China.
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