Flag meet held on troops face-off in Chumar

India and China on Wednesday held a flag meeting to discuss the situation in Chumar sector of Ladakh where troops of both the sides are engaged in a face-off situation.

New Delhi: India and China on Wednesday held a flag meeting to discuss the situation in Chumar sector of Ladakh where troops of both the sides are engaged in a face-off situation.

The Brigadier-level flag meeting was held at a border personnel meeting point in Chushul, where the issue of intrusion of Chinese civilians in the Demchok area was also discussed, army sources said.

The meeting discussed the situation in Chumar where the Chinese troops have entered into the perceived Indian area and they have been asked to leave, they said.

Around 300 Chinese troops had entered the Indian territory over five days ago and they were confronted by a group of around 100 soldiers from the Army and the ITBP there.

The number of troops from both the sides has reduced and the army is handling the situation, the sources said.

This was the second flag meeting that has taken place in the last one week between the two sides to defuse the situation.

Chumar is one of the very few places along the Line of Actual Control where access to the border areas is easier from the Indian side and this place has witnessed several face-off situations in the last two-three years.

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