After Arunachal Pradesh, there’s another report that suggests China’s border misadventure in Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat has confirmed reports of an incursion by Chinese troops into Chamoli district of the state.
“The good thing is they (Chinese) have not touched an important canal there,” Rawat said.
He said the Centre will take cognizance of the issue.
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Raising concern over the issue, he said state’s border has been peaceful. He demanded increased vigilance across the border.
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According to ANI, the ITBP on July 19 sent a report to the ministry of home affairs about the incursion by Chinese forces in Uttarakhand.
Kiren Rijiju, minister of state for home affairs, said that the government will have to ascertain whether it was an intrusion or not. “The government will seek a report on it,” Kiren Rijiju said.
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Uttarakhand shares a 350 kilometre long border with China. In 2013, reports came to light of 21 Chinese troops intruding in the Indian territory at Barahoti in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. There were reports that suggested Chinese troops scribbling the word ‘China’ on the rocks near Mana pass in Chamoli at the height of 13,500 feet.
About 250 China’s People’s Liberation Army soldiers had entered Arunachal Pradesh’s east district of Kameng in June this year.
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The state has demanded expediting the construction of border roads and tracks especially in view of the modern highways constructed by China right upto the international border with India.