外文标题：China entered Sikkim during Ladakh face-off
NEW DELHI: While Indian border troops challenged the PLA at Chumar in Ladakh over a road China was building, India's northern neighbour persisted in building two more roads into Indian territory: one in Sikkim and another in Ladakh several kilometres away from Chumar.
Both these roads were destroyed by Indian forces upon discovery and a confrontation arose. However they were resolved without another standoff.
Sources within the security establishment say even when Indian and China forces were locked in an eyeball to eyeball confrontation in Chumar for over a fortnight last month, China built a road about 200 metres into Indian territory in Sikkim. Notably, there is no border dispute with China in Sikkim and the development thus had shocked Indian forces who viewed it as clear case of Chinese aggression.
"As soon as Indian forces discovered it, the part of the road that stretched into Indian territory was broken down. This was objected to by the Chinese who said the road was well within their territory. It then took a long process of going through various records and convincing them that it was indeed our territory. Thankfully a standoff was averted," said a security establishment officer.
Days before the Chumar standoff gained ferocity, sources say, China had similarly built a road 400 metre into Indian territory in the central part of Ladakh LAC. This too, sources said, was demolished by Indian forces even as China protested fiercely. A standoff was averted through talks at force level.
Dipika shah (Unknown)
we have only 3,20 tanks???
Param Deep Singh (Unknown) replies to Dipika shah
it's typo error ... 3,200 is the correct figure...
arun kottur (Pune- India)
how many china towns we are having in India
traveller traveller (singapore)
If region is well defined in Sikkim, why isnt there a border wall in there??............................why give opportunity to the neighbor in the first place???.................................
Vasu Seshadri (Montreal, Quebec)
Get off of our land and stay on your side. Freedom is for the chosen people who believe in people's power. That is our democratic right.
Sunil Menon (Location)
We don't want Chinese territory at all even when we win war with China.
Param Deep Singh (Unknown) replies to Sunil
you think we'll win?! with what? try to explain ... Our governments, through the decades, have not adequately equipped our armed forces .. and you think we stand a chance?! woohoo ... :P
They will enter delhi one day and will be in news after 2 weeks.
hphulara1 Phulara (Pauri)
Now they are building roads inside Indian territory!!!
Prasanta S (Unknown)
China loves to acquire others land ... don't trust these country
We are so focussed on Pakistan that we have forgotten that it is China we need to match up to. We have to build such a strong military that Chinese soldiers should think twice before they dare to even think of crossing the line. History has proven that China does not understand diplomatic language.