Dehradun: As per reports from national media, over 100 Chinese troopers had managed to enter the Indian territory in Uttarakhand.
Before retreating back to China, a bridge was also damaged by the Chinese troopers in Barahoti.
According to sources, the Chinese troopers who belong to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) had allegedly transgressed into the Indian territory by 5 kilometres through the Tunjun-La pass.
The troopers were accompanied by 55 horses and damaged the bridge before returning back. The troopers allegedly avoided conflict with the Indian soldiers and left before they could be confronted.
The Chinese soldiers of the PLA reportedly hung out in Barahoti for at least 3 hours.
The locals of Barahoti had first spotted the Chinese troops and reported it to the authorities. Later, a team of the Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police were sent to the site for verification of the report.
Previously, it was informed by the advisory Board of the Global Counter Terrorism Council that China has built 680 'Xiaokang' along its border with India.
Speaking to the media, Krishan Varma, a member of the Advisory Board to the Global Counter Terrorism Council said, "China has built around 680 Xiaokang, which they call as 'well off' villages on our borders with them, and Bhutan borders. These villages are inhabited by their people who come and live in and impress the local Indian population how well off they are with the Chinese government. These are intelligence operations, security operations from their side. They try to 'turn people anti-India'. So we are training our police personnel, regarding these attempts and sensitize them on how to counter their moves."