Chamoli: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday confirmed an incursion by Chinese troops in the state's Chamoli district.
“This is a matter of concern. Our border is peaceful. We have asked the government to increase vigilance. I believe the government will take necessary cognisance, and the information is absolutely correct,” Rawat told ANI.
He, however, said it was a good thing that the troops didn’t reach one important canal in the area.
”Our officials had gone to examine the revenue line… as it is our responsibility. Some Chinese activities were found,” he added.
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) had sent a report about this incident to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on July 19, which was the date of incursion.
Uttarakhand shares a 350-kilometre long boundary with China and similar attempts at Chinese incursions have been reported in the past.
The last reported Chinese incursion in the state was when the word ‘China’ was inscribed on rocks near Mana Pass in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
“Dekhna padega kya hai, intrusion hai ya nahi. Report mangwa ke dekhenge (We have to see if there was intrusion. We have asked for a report)” said Kiren Rijuju, Minister of State for Home, responding to the news....