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China's Army Crossed Line of Actual Control Thrice In August

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| September 12 , 2018 , 14:37 IST

Avoiding the Line of Actual Control (LAC), last month the China's People Liberalisation Army (PLA) have entered thrice into Indian territory in Uttrakhand, media reported on Wednesday.

According to ANI, the Chinese troops crossed over as far as four kilometres into the Indian Territory in Barahoti village in the Chamoli district of the state.

In a similar event, Chinese troops have had ventured up to a kilometre into Indian Territory in Barahoti village in July last year.

Apart from this Barahoti has also witnessed aerial transgressions and infiltration by foot patrols in 2013 and 2014.

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Speaking on transgressions, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC) Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh earlier this year said, "It took place in areas where we have different perception of the Line of Actual Control," adding that India and China have well-established mechanisms, especially at the highest level, where special representatives from both the countries discuss issues related to the resolution of the boundary dispute.

The LAC is a democratic line of a 4,057-km that divides Indian territory from Chinese territory. The LAC runs through glaciers, snow deserts, mountains and rivers.

The Indian government claims that the Chinese army enters into Indian territory by avoiding LAC number of times every year.