Leh/New Delhi/ Beijing: Close on the heels of over a dozen incursions since the face-off in Ladakh in April from across the Line of Actual Control, Chinese troops made a fresh attempt to violate the International Border at Chumar area in north east of Leh on July 20 but were forced back by Indian troops.
The “assertive posturing” by the Chinese troops, who had climbed a small mountain where they faced Indian troops, has been flashed to all units along the Sino-India border in the area to keep a strict vigil on their movement, official sources said on Thursday.
Chinese troops claimed it was their territory and they were headed towards Tible area, five kilometres into Indian territory.
Confronted almost bang on the border by army and ITBP troops, the Chi-nese soldiers said they had to follow the orders of PLA headquarters and conduct some photography in Tible area.
However, after a usual face-off drill, the Chinese troops, who had to walk a long stretch to reach Chumar, sought help in getting some food as they had run out of their stock.
While no food was provided as the troops did not carry it with them, some cans of juices were given to the PLA soldiers, the sources said, adding the Chinese troops then retreated into their area.
The Chinese military refuted reports of incursions by its troops.