Chinese Soldiers Intrude into Ladakh Village to Protest Tibetan Flag Raised

The Chinese soldiers along the border of Ladakh has intruded into a village in Indian territory on a significant event recently. According to the local reports, the soldiers on the Chinese side has entered few kilometres into the Indian territory and lodged their protest over the villagers raising the Tibetan flag.

On recently concluded 84th birthday of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibetans and the locals in the Demchok village in Ladakh part of India celebrated the special occasion. The Tibetans are reported to have raised the Tibetan flag during their celebration of the important day. However, Chinese soldiers from beyond the border were reported to have arrived their to protest against the Tibetan flag.

According to the Kashmir Reader, more than 10 personnel of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) came in their SUVs deep inside Indian territory on July 6 and protested against the hoisting of the flags by the Tibetan refugees. The soldiers reportedly came in civilian dresses.

Although there are different versions of the incident, the Chinese soldiers have definitely strongly protested against the Tibetans raising the Tibetan flag even on Indian territory. According to the Indian army chief, the Chinese soldiers did not intrude into the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

“Chinese come and patrol to their perceived Line of Actual Control (LAC)…we try and prevent them. But at times there are celebrations that take place at the local levels. Celebrations were going on our side by our Tibetans in the Demchok sector. Based on that, some Chinese also came to see what was happening. But there has been no intrusions. Everything is normal,” Army chief General Bipin Rawat said today.

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