China invades India: Tensions mount as platoon of soldiers slip across border to claim disputed territory

  • Chinese troops set up camp in Ladakh region in middle of April, it’s claimed
  • Slipped across the boundary into India in middle of night, India says

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

PUBLISHED: 11:29 EST, 2 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:30 EST, 2 May 2013

A two week Chinese incursion has left India on the verge of crisis, it has today been reported.

India says Chinese troops set up a camp on its side of the ill-defined frontier in Ladakh region in the middle of April.

Activists of India's right-wing Shiv Sena, shout anti-China slogans and burn a Chinese flag during a protest against an alleged Chinese incursion. India says Chinese troops set up a camp on its side of the ill-defined frontier in Ladakh region
Activists of India’s right-wing Shiv Sena, shout anti-China slogans and burn a Chinese flag during a protest against an alleged Chinese incursion.

 

The platoon of Chinese soldiers slipped across the boundary into India in the middle of the night, according to Indian officials
The platoon of Chinese soldiers slipped across the boundary into India in the middle of the night, according to Indian officials

They were ferried across the bitterly cold moonscape in Chinese army vehicles, then got out to traverse a dry creek bed with a helicopter hovering overhead for protection.

They finally reached their destination and pitched a tent in the barren Depsang Valley in the Ladakh region, a symbolic claim of sovereignty deep inside Indian-held territory.

So stealthy was the operation that India did not discover the incursion until a day later, Indian officials said.

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