Chinese troops had come deep inside Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh early in September, it was reported yesterday. According to PTI, as many as 40 Chinese soldiers came as much as 45km deep in the Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh. They set up a temporary shelters at what is called ‘Plum Post’. They were spotted on September 9 by a joint patrol team of ITBP and Indian Army.
The Chinese refused to leave the area claiming that the territory was theirs.
It was only on September 13 that some of them left. A day later Indian and Chinese forces held a flag meeting following which the rest of the troops left.
This is not the first time that Chinese troops crossed the Line of Actual Control into India in Arunachal. Incursions by Chinese troops is not uncommon in Arunachal – they previously entered Tawang – and even in Ladakh. But reports say that this is the first time they entered up to the ‘Plum Post’. Both sides are scheduled to hold a meeting on October 1 to end the incursions from the Chinese side. The incursion bid ended four days before terrorists attacked an army brigade in Uri.