Dehradun, June 7: A Chinese chopper has yet again entered the Indian borders in Barahoti area of Chamoli district along the India-china border in Uttarakhand. ndian Air Force (IAF) has launched a probe to ascertain the details.
Both choppers reportedly hovered between three to five minutes before flying back, raising apprehensions among Indian security establishment that these were on a possible a reconnaissance mission to capture troop formation.
According to the SP, “There have been similar incidents in the past and it has to be ascertained the latest incident was “a deliberate act of recce or an unintentional deviation.”
It’s been suspected that the Chinese troops wanted to aerial photograph the Indian ground troops in the Badahoti area which is spread over 80 sq km. In 1958, India and China listed Badahoti a disputed area, where neither side would send their troops. As a result, India unilaterally offered not to carry arms in three posts: Badahoti, Kauril and Shipki in Himachal Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his nation tour visit also specified that India did not fire a single bullet in the last 40 years because of the border dispute and bilateral relations.
Anyway, the Badahoti area saw Chinese incursion in July last year as well in 2015, when Indian shepherds were purportedly asked by Chinese soldiers to retreat from the area.