In a massive strength build-up, the Chinese Army violated the Indian airspace four times in a month, with People’s Liberation Army (PLA) choppers crossing over the LAC (Line of Actual Control) in various parts of Northern India.
According to an intelligence report, the Chinese helicopters entered the Indian airspace along the LAC near Uttarakhand’s Barahoti, Trig Heights and Depsang valley in Ladakh and Burtse in northern Ladakh.
The first transgression this month took place on March 8 when two PLA helicopters were found violating the Indian airspace in Ladakh’s Trig Heights region early morning around 8:55 am.
Surprisingly, the Chinese airmen managed to fly as far as 18km over the Trig Heights that has long been a disputed territory between both the countries.
The report states that this was not the PLA’s maiden attempt to violate the international airspace as they flew nearly 19km over Trig Heights and Depsang valley in Ladakh on February 27 this year as well. Read More…