Reportedly, around 100 Chinese troops of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) entered at Barahoti in Uttarakhand. They did patrolling at least 5km inside the Line of Actual Control. They came on 55 horses and damaged Indian bridge. While, an official says that, no damage has been done to infrastructure by People’s Liberation Army.
As per sources the area in which the troops entered was a mutually agreed disputed territory and both the countries do patrolling to their assigned boundaries.
Regarding the Barahoti bowl an official said that, “It lies ahead of the Nanda Devi peak and is a demilitarized area. Troops of the PLA and the Indian side patrol without weapons and both sides do not have permanent positions.”
The report said that the Chinese soldiers damaged some infrastructure in the area and left before the arrival of Indian troops. In the area Indo- Tibetan Border Police is deployed. Report also claimed that chinese soldiers roamed there for around 3 hours. They entered in the Indian territory by crossing the Tun Jun Ja.
The dispute between India and China is over the area of 2000 square km in different eight areas. In the year 2017 also, Chinese troops entered twice in the area of Barahoti. in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand around the north side of Nanda Devi National park, Barahoti lies in the border with China.
The government hasn’t still issued an official statement regarding the matter.