Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:00:00 GMT | By PTI

Now, Chinese choppers violate Indian airspace

Two Chinese military helicopters violated airspace at Chumar, several hundred kilometres southeast of Leh, adding to the prevailing tension


Now, Chinese choppers violate Indian airspace (© Reuters)

Leh/New Delhi: As the intruding Chinese soldiers refuse to budge from their occupied position in Daulat Beg Oldi(DBO) sector in Ladakh, two Chinese military helicopters have violated Indian airspace at Chumar, several hundred kilometres southeast of Leh, adding to the prevailing tension.

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

The incident happened five days after a platoon-strength contingent of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) had come 10km inside the Indian territory in Burthe in the DBO sector on the night of April 15 and established a tented post there. Chumar, which is about 300 km from Leh, provides another access to Aksai Chin, an area which is under illegal occupation of China, besides from DBO.

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