PM to be briefed on Chinese incursion in Ladakh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to be briefed about the situation in Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) where Chinese troops have intruded for the last more than 10 days.

PTI| Updated: Sep 23, 2014, 21:01 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to be briefed about the situation in Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) where Chinese troops have intruded for the last more than 10 days.

The Army and the other top security brass are likely to brief the Prime Minister on the situation in Chumar sector of Ladakh before he leaves for his US visit later this week, sources said.

The Prime Minister's Office gets updated on the situation everyday by top security officials, they said.

The Directorate General of Military Operations is keeping the Prime Minister's Office and the Defence Ministry informed about the developments in Chumar on a regular basis, they said.

Chinese troops have pitched their tents in the area and their helicopters have been seen dropping food packets for soldiers.

Tension in the area erupted last Sunday when some Chinese workers, who were constructing a road on their side, crossed into the Indian side and also claimed that they had orders to build a road up to Tible, 5 km deep inside Indian territory.

Chumar was at the centre of the fortnight-long stand-off last year in Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) as the Chinese side had objected to overhead bunkers erected by the Indian side.

As part of an agreement reached at the flag meeting to end that impasse in April-May 2013 at DBO, the Indian side had to dismantle some overhead bunkers in the Chumar area.

During winter this year, Chinese soldiers attempted to enter the area riding on horses. The area has witnessed frequent incursion attempts by Chinese troops.