Tuesday 11 January 2011

Chinese troops again cross into Ladakh, threaten Indians

(TibetanReview.net, Jan11, 2011) Chinese troops were reported to have entered Indian territory between Sep and Oct’10 along the Line of Actual Control in South-eastern Ladakh region and threatened a contractor and his team to halt work on constructing a "passenger shed" there. The PTI news agency reported Jan 9 that motor-cycle borne personnel of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) entered the Gombir area in Demchok region and issued the threat.

The village is located about 300-kms south-east of Leh district headquarters.

The Chinese troops were also said to have shouted some slogans which, however, could not be translated by the officials.

The state Government was reported to have planned to construct seven link-roads in Nyoma and Damchok areas to increase connectivity and provide job opportunity to the people of this remote and treacherous mountain region, which is close to the Line of Actual Control.

The report noted that Chinese troops, which had carried out incursions into Indian territory in Jun and Jul’09, had also carried out such an exercise in Nov’09 also when its troops threatened Indian workers to stop road construction at Demchok. That road was being built under the Centrally-sponsored National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS).

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