Chinese incursion will continue unless there is clear demarcation: Uday Bhaskar
Defence Expert Uday Bhaskar on Sunday said that incidents of Chinese incursion into India territory will continue unless there is a clear demarcation of border between India and China.
"As an analyst, I have come to one conclusion that such incidents will continue. Unless you have a line, there would be this kind of testing each other's presence," said Bhaskar.
"We have seen a steady pattern of such reports that Chinese troops have been entering into India territory. The flipside is that there are reports from the other side that India troops are also entering into territories that are deemed Chinese," he added.
Bhaskar also said ever since the Depsang incident, India and China has put in place a mechanism which is combination of military, diplomatic and political consultations depending on the nature of the incursion.
He advocated that each of the incidents should be dealt in a standalone manner, first at a tactical level, and could then be referred to either military level or need be diplomatic level.
Bhaskar further said that India must engage with the top Chinese leadership on this issue.
Earlier today, it was reported that the Chinese herdsmen pitched tents in the Demchok area of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. But they withdrew after talks between the two sides.
The incident is reported to have taken place on July 22 at the Charding Nilu Nullah Junction in the Demchok sector along the Line of Actual Control.
An Indian patrolling team was dispatched to the spot and later a China's People's Liberation Army team also reached there.
The reports further say that a flag meeting between the commanders from both sides finally resulted in the Chinese agreeing to move back the herdsmen a day after.
(Posted on 27-07-2014)