Both the armies were maintaining a distance of 200 meters from each other.


The entire issue started on Sunday when Indian troops detected a construction activity being undertaken by the Chinese side well within the Indian territory in Chumar area, official sources said, adding the army stopped the activity and increased its strength.


The two sides have held two flag meetings so far which included a marathon discussion yesterday that continued for several hours and remained inconclusive.


The Chinese side had pushed in more troops on Wednesday morning as well, the sources said, adding the number of People's Liberation Army personnel stood at nearly 500 with an equal matcher from the Indian side as well.

Chumar, located more than 300 kms Northeast of Leh and bordering Himachal Pradesh, has been a flash point between the two sides with the Chinese side making several attempts to end India's dominance in the area.


The PLA has been making repeated bids to claim Chumar as part of Chinese territory but has been thwarted every time by the Indian army.


The sources said the Chinese side was also carrying out defence work on their side. Under the agreement between the two sides, any country indulging in defence construction has to inform the other sides.


Meanwhile, the stand-off in Demchok where Chinese nomads Rebos had pitched their tents continued. The incursion in this area is nearly 500 meters deep into Indian territory, the sources said.

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