Chamoli: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday confirmed an incursion by Chinese troops into Indian territory. News agency ANI quoted Rawat as saying that the infiltration took place in Chamoli district of the state.
Rawat, however, said that it was a good thing that the troops did not touch an important canal in the area. “I am sure central government will take required cognizance of the issue,” he told ANI.
The state of Uttarakhand shares a 350 kilometer long boundary with China and there have been similar attempts on several occasions in the past. There have been reports in past when Chinese troops entered the area and scribbled the word ‘China’ on rocks near Mana Pass in Chamoli.
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