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ITBP staff and civilians push back Chinese soldiers in plain clothes in Chanthang, Ladakh | India News


SRINAGAR: A group of Chinese soldiers in two vehicles recently crossed the Indian border into the village of Changthang in the Nyoma area, 135 km east of Leh in Ladakh, according to a video distributed by residents on Sunday.
Chinese soldiers, who were dressed in civilian clothes, apparently opposed local nomads allowing their cattle to graze in the area. But they were forced to return after strong protests from local residents, who also informed ITBP staff in the area, a few days ago.
The video shows the two Chinese vehicles, with the group of plainclothes soldiers along with some campaign material, entering Indian territory at Changthang. They were later forced to withdraw after strong protests from local villagers, and ITBP staff also jumped into action to confront them.
Despite being contacted by TOI, ITBP officials declined to speak about the incident. Officers in Leh kept their mobile phones turned off. However, the video about the incident, which clearly shows the incursion of Chinese soldiers into Indian territory, has gone viral after it was filmed by locals.
Changthang, in Leh, is mainly inhabited by Tibetan refugees and lies at an altitude of 14,600 meters above sea level in the Rushpo Valley. The land is home to the Changpa nomads.
The incident comes at a time when the military confrontation between India and China in eastern Ladakh is in its eight months, with rival soldiers lining up with each other at “sticking points” in the areas of Pangong Tso, Chushul and Gogra. -Hotsprings too. as well as along the Current Line of Control in the region.

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