Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday China had illegally occupied Aksai Chin and that incursions by Chinese troops did not augur well in maintaining cordial relations with India's neighbour.
Even as Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag called off his four-day visit to Bhutan which was scheduled to start Monday in view of Chinese incursions in Ladakh, the Indian Army had to make a tactical retreat of about two kilometres inside Indian territory at one of the eight points in Chumar, as per reports.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Monday asked the government of India to lodge a protest with the Chinese, by summoning its envoy seeking an explanation over the latest incursions taking place on the Indian side along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Repeated incursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory in Uttarakhand was raised in the Rajya Sabha by BJP and a demand made to establish a Himalayan Region Development Commission for development of Himalayan border areas.
Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday informed President Pranab Mukherjee about the measures taken by the Government to resolve the issue of incursion by Chinese soldiers into Indian territory in Ladakh.