General Kapoor confirms Chinese intrusion in Ladakh, but says same as last year

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New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor on Monday admitted that there has been Chinese incursion in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.

"There has been one intrusion of the Chinese helicopter some time back," General Deepak Kapoor said.

"The number of intrusions that has taken place so far in 2009 are almost the same that happened last year along both north and south banks (of Pangong lake). They taken up at regular border meets," General Kapoor added.

Two Chinese helicopters reportedly violated the Indian air space recently in Ladakh. According to reports, the helicopters air-dropped some canned food in a barren land at Chumar, northeast of Leh, along the border on June 21.

The MI series helicopters were reported by residents living along the Pangong lake.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army has been crossing over into the Indian side in this region quite frequently with August reporting the maximum number of incursions.

According to reports, the Chinese Army had made 223 intrusions last year. (ANI)

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