India, China troops face-off along LAC in Ladakh
Leh: Indian and Chinese
troops recently had a face-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in
Ladakh, the same area where People's Liberation Army had pitched camps in
April, 2013, that had led to a three-week long stalemate.
According to officials
in the know of developments, the Chinese troops had built a temporary hut in
Burtse, North of Ladakh, which was subsequently demolished by the ITBP and Army
jawans on Friday.
China is said to be
eyeing this area, which gives advantage to India to overlook the Karakoram
highway linking the territory illegally occupied by China with
Besides, India has an
Advanced Ground Landing (AGL) facility in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) which was
activated in August, 2013, and the Indian Air Force had managed to land a
C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft at the air strip located at 16614 feet
above sea level.
After reports about the
construction of a hutment reached ITBP personnel, a joint patrol of para-military
forces and the Army was sent to the area after which it was demolished.
Attempts for a flag meeting did not succeed as Chinese side did not revert on
the date for a meet, the sources said.
The PLA troops had made
attempts to push the Indian troops back, but these were thwarted, they said. Indian
troops displayed the banners in Chinese asking the PLA to return to their side,
the officials said.
India and China share
over 4,000 km of LAC. China claims approximately 90,000 sq km of territory in
Arunachal Pradesh besides 38,000 sq km in Jammu and Kashmir sector.
officials in Delhi declined to comment. (With inputs from Agencies)