Amidst Doklam standoff, Chinese incursion reported in Uttarakhand
Chinese troops on July 26 entered a disputed stretch along with the International Border with India. The incursion took place at Barahoti in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. On July 19 also, the Chinese troops had violated the border in Chamoli district and were seen camping along with arms.
Reports said that People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops had sent back a team led by Chamoli District Magistrate and others, including officials from ITBP, who had gone for a survey of Barahoti ground. The Chinese troops had claimed that it was their land.
In yet another incident, a PLA chopper violated the Indian airspace in Uttarakhand on July 19. After hovering over the Indian airspace for nearly five minutes, the helicopter disappeared and flew back to the Chinese airspace.
Uttarakhand shares a 350-kilometer long boundary with China.
India and China are currently at loggerheads over Doklam plateau in Bhutan.
The incident comes in the backdrop of a standoff between India and China at Doklam.