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Chinese troops transgress Sikkim sector, destroy two bunkers

Face-off has been going on in Doka La general area in Sikkim for the past ten days

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chinese troops transgress Sikkim sector, destroys two bunkers

In another transgression, Chinese troops entered India in the sector and jostled with Indian army personnel guarding the Sino-India frontier, besides destroying two bunkers.

The face-off has been going on in Doka La general area in for the past ten days and the Chinese troops have also stopped the batch of pilgrims that was proceeding for Kailash Mansovar yatra, official sources said on Monday.

The Indian troops had to struggle hard to stop the Chinese personnel from advancing further into Indian territory. They formed a human wall along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) to stop the PLA personnel, some of whom also video graphed and click pictures of the incident.

The bunkers have been destroyed in Lalten area of the Doka La area.

A flag meeting was also held between senior army officers of both the sides on June 20, but the tension still continues.

It is not the first time that such a transgression has happened at the Doka La, a place at the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.

The Chinese forces had in November 2008 destroyed some makeshift Indian army bunkers at the same place.

First Published: Mon, June 26 2017. 18:47 IST