Beijing: With China not budging from its stand, Indian Army has briefed the Government about various military options that can be exercised to deal with the situation arising out of the intrusion in Ladakh.

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The Army has given its inputs on the incursion by Chinese troops to the National Security Advisor-headed China Study Group which includes the Secretaries of the Ministries of Defence, Home and External Affairs, government sources said.

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Meanwhile, ignoring India's demand to revert to a status-quo in Depsang Valley, China on Wednesday firmly stuck to its stand that its troops have not violated the Line of Actual
Control (LAC) ‘by a step’ in the Ladakh region.

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"I want to reiterate here that the Chinese border troops have been acting in strict compliance with the bilateral agreements and conducting normal patrol on the Chinese side of the LAC. They have never crossed the line by a step", Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing.   

"The two sides should abide by their consensus which is in the interest of both. The two sides should work together to properly resolve border issues with in the framework of existing mechanisms and create favourable conditions for the bilateral relations", she said.

Chinese copters violate Indian airspace

Earlier, there were reports that two Chinese military helicopters violated Indian airspace at Chumar, several hundred kms southeast of Leh, adding to the prevailing tension.

The Chinese choppers entered the Indian airspace on April 21 and hovered over the area for quite sometime and returned after dropping some food cans, cigarette packets and notes
written in their local language, official sources said on Wednesday.

This is the first time, after the controversy broke, that China has acknowledged that the issue is being discussed between the two countries.

Meanwhile, Indian Army had rushed its troops from the 5 Ladakh Scouts battalion to the DBO area and they are camping there. The force is also considering the option of dispatching additional troops if the need arises.

On April 15, a platoon-strength contingent of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) had come 10 km inside the Indian territory in Burthe in the DBO sector on the night of
April 15 and established a tented post there.

(JPN/Agencies)

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