China Bolsters Troops In Aksai-Chin Region Of Sino-India Border: Reports

India and China were engaged in a 73-day stand-off in the Doklam tri-junction in 2017 (File)


Chinese troops have bolstered their border control measures in the Galwan Valley in the Aksai Chin region of the Sino-India border, official media reported on Monday.

The Chinese action followed “India’s recent, illegal construction of defence facilities across the border into Chinese territory in the Galwan Valley region”, a write-up in the state-run Global Times tabloid said, quoting unnamed military sources.

“Since early May, India has been crossing the boundary line in the Galwan Valley region and entering Chinese territory. The Indian side built defence fortifications and obstacles to disrupt Chinese border defence troops’ normal patrol activities,” the report claimed.

There was no immediate reaction from either the Ministry of External Affairs or the Indian army.

A military official in New Delhi, on condition of anonymity, said such incidents happen along the un-demarcated Sino-India border due to the varying perceptions of the frontier by the two sides.

On May 5, around 250 Indian and Chinese army personnel clashed in Pangong Tso lake area in Eastern Ladakh. Four days later, there was a similar face-off near Naku La Pass in North Sikkim.

Reacting to the two border incidents, India last week said it remained committed to maintaining peace and tranquillity along the border with China noting that such incidents could have been avoided if there was a common…

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