ITBP staff, civilians push Chinese plainclothes soldiers back in Chanthang, Ladakh India News

SRINAGAR: A group of Chinese soldiers recently crossed the Indian border in two vehicles to the village of Changthang in the Nyoma area, 135 km east of Leh in Ladakh, according to a video that residents shared on Sunday.
The Chinese soldiers, dressed in civilian clothes, apparently objected to the local nomads who allowed their cattle to graze in the area. After strong protests by residents, who also informed, they had to return ITBP Staff in the area a few days ago.
The video shows the two Chinese vehicles with the group of soldiers in civilian clothes and campaign material entering Indian territory in Changthang. They are later forced to withdraw after violent protests from the villagers, with ITBP staff also taking action to face them.

Despite being contacted by TOI, ITBP officials refused to speak about the incident. The officers deputized in Leh left their cell phones switched off. However, the video of the incident, which clearly shows the incursion of Chinese soldiers into Indian territory, went viral after being filmed by locals there.
Changthang in Leh is mainly inhabited by Tibetan refugees and is located at an altitude of 14,600 meters above sea level in the Rushpo Valley. The country is home to the Changpa nomads.

The incident comes at a time when the military confrontation between India and China in east Ladakh has been going on for eight months and rival soldiers are competing against each other at the “friction points” in the Pangong Tso, Chushul and Gogra hotsprings areas, as they do along the line actual control in the region.

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