About 250 China’s Peoples Liberation Army soldiers intruded into Arunachal Pradesh’s East Kameng district four days ago, defence sources said today. The “temporary transgression” by the Chinese patrolling party happened in East Kameng district on June 9, 2016 they said. However, the soldiers went back within hours, they added.
Significantly, the Chinese crossing-over happened at a time when Beijing had hardened its opposition against India’s bid for membership of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
This is the first known transgression by the Chinese army this year in the region, which China claims is part of its territory. The Chinese troops spent about three hours on this side of the border before going back to their territory, the sources said.
Recently, India had been pushing for entry into elite NSG ( Nuclear Suppliers Group) with string support from USA. Also India had secured support from Mexico which was previously opposing Indias entry.