New Delhi, July 13: Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday, July 13, said that there has been no intrusion by the Chinese troops in Demchok sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh. "There has been no intrusion," said Rawat on the sidelines of an event in Delhi. His statement comes amidst reports that Chinese forces crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) last week when some Tibetans hoisted Tibetan flags on Dalai Lama's 84th birthday on July 6. Indian Army Refutes Reports of Chinese Intrusion in Ladakh.
"There has been no intrusion. Chinese come and patrol their perceived line of actual control, which we try and prevent them. We try and attempt to reach out to our line of actual control which has been given to us," Rawat said. India Should Encourage Bhutan for Deployment of More Soldiers Around North Doklam: Parliament Panel.
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"But at times there are celebrations that take place at the local levels. Celebrations were going on our side by our Tibetans in the Demchok sector. Based on that, some Chinese also came to see what was happening. But there have been no intrusions. Everything is normal," the Army chief said.
Rawat slammed the media and said official statement was already given on this and if you don't believe it then it means that you don't believe your defence forces which makes us feel bad. Meanwhile, India and China share disputed border and were engaged in 73 days stand-off in Sikkim's Doklam sector.