The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday said that incursions by the Chinese troops disturb the peace, adding that efforts should be made to maintain normalcy in the region. NCP general secretary D .P. Tripathi was reacting to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s statement on Wedensday that Chinese troops had transgressed into Chamoli district in the state.
“Incursions disturb the peace of the border so we have appealed to our govt to talk to the Chinese government that peace and normalcy should be maintained on the border,” Tripathi told ANI.
However, he later clarified saying, “The state revenue authorities were there for mapping of our land and they noticed their presence. Earlier, there were sporadic incidents, but this time it is happening at a larger scale. However, I think that there is nothing to be alarmed as the activities were noticed in Chinese territory.”
Similarly, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju also said that he was briefed by Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police force, wherein it was mentioned that no intrusion like situation occurred.
Uttarakhand shares a 350 kilometer long boundary with China and similar incursion attempts by the Chinese have been reported in the past. The last reported Chinese incursion in the state was when the word ‘China’ was inscribed on rocks near Mana Pass in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.