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Chinese Army continues to occupy Ladakh region

May 01, 2013 21:50 IST

Chinese troops are maintaining an aggressive posture and showing no signs of retreating from the Daulat Beg Oldie sector where they have pitched their tents and are getting regular supplies through trucks.

According to reports sent to the Union home ministry, the Chinese side was patrolling the DBO sector, 19 km deep into Indian territory, refusing to end the face-off which has entered its third week.

After the failed Brigadier-level meeting on Tuesday at Chashool, the Indian side stepped up vigil in the area through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles while its troops reported that supplies to the Chinese forces were being replenished through a convoy of trucks.

Nearly 40 People's Liberation Army personnel are stationed in five tents in the areas which is 70 km south of Burtse of DBO sector.

During the meeting, the Chinese side maintained that the DBO was well in their territory and that the Indian side should give up its claim to the area.

The Indian side, however, continued to stress that this was in violation of the border agreement, asking the PLA officials to withdraw from the area.

The Chinese side insisted that India dismantle bunkers constructed along the Line of Actual Control in Phuktsay and Chumar areas.

The Indian side informed that all developmental works, construction of bunkers and road has been stopped in area and asked the Chinese side for an "unconditional withdrawal of Chinese troops from the Indian territory as per the agreements signed between the two sides on earlier occasions."

The Indian side, during the meeting, had also mentioned the contruction activities on the Chinese side in Phuktsay area. The Chinese side said the issue would be taken up at the higher level and they would revert soon.

Meanwhile, local people in Ladakh area have been found to be resentful towards, what they call, the lenient posture of Indian authorities.

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