A fresh transgression by Chinese troops into Indian territory has come to light. The incident happened on June 9 at Yangtse which is located 25-30 km east of Bum La pass in western Arunachal Pradesh.

According to official sources, about 250 Chinese troops had crossed into the Indian side on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and went back in a few hours. 

This is the first incident in the Yangtse region this year and such incidents usually tend to increase this time of the year.

Regular occurrence: 

Army officials said that this happens regularly due to differences in perception on the boundary and after claiming that the area belongs to China, troops tend to go back. 

The incident coincides with India’s efforts at securing membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) which China has openly opposed citing India’s non-accession to the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Late last week Prime Minister NarendraModi had attempted to reach out to China on the issue through Russia.

In March, Chinese troops had entered Indian territory in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. While the first incident was reported on March 8, there was a face-off between the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army on March 11 as well.

On March 8, Chinese troops had entered almost 6 km deep inside Indian territory near the Pangong lake in Ladakh.

India- China Boundary issue:

Indian  Chinese boundary represented by McMahon line is ambiguous, as both side claims each other’s territories. This was the reason of Sino- India war of 1962. The two sides have sought to resolve boundary differences but a conclusive agreement is yet to happen.