New Delhi: India has lodged an official
protest with China taking cognizance of Chinese troops
damaging a retaining wall built by Indian Army in Yangtse in
"A portion of a retaining wall built by our troops on our
side was damaged by a Chinese patrol on July 30 and we
immediately lodged a protest with the Chinese authorities in
the opposite region", Army officials said here.
The around 200-metre long wall is made up of large stones
put loosely on each other and provides protection to Indian
soldiers from icy winds during patrol.
The area is patrolled by troops from both sides as the
two sides have a different perception of the Line of Actual
Control (LAC) in the region, they said.
The wall, they said, was repaired by Indian troops who
reached the site after the Chinese patrol had left from there.
In the last couple of years, there have been several
cases of Chinese troops transgressing into disputed
territories which have been attributed to "differences in
perception" between the two sides on the Line of Actual
After watching the Chinese side develop a robust military
infrastructure along the boundary with it for a long time,
India has also started developing its capabilities in the
Northeast and Ladakh regions.
It has raised two mountain divisions in Arunachal Pradesh
and has deployed squadrons of its frontline Su-30MKI fighters
in Assam along with development of road and rail