Govt should lodge protest with China on incursion: BJP

     Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the Centre should lodge a protest with the China Government on reports of its troops' incursion in Ladakh region. "Reports of Chinese incursion in Ladakh is a matter of grave concern. Immediately swinging into action the Indian government should lodge a protest with China," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javdekar told reporters in the national capital. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the Government has took up the matter at the official level. "Foreign and Defence ministries are fully aware, the Government has initiated action at the official level. We not only condemn it, but would recommend taking strong action against any such incursion and China has been made aware of it," Singhvi said. The Chinese troops breached the international border in the region and painted 'China' on some boulders and rocks, which were later found by an patrol team in July. It is also being stated that the Chinese troops had entered nearly 1.5 kilometres into the Indian territory near Mount Gya, which is recognised as International Border by both India and China. A red marking was found around 1.5 to 1.7 kilometres inside the Indian territory, however, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has denied reports of any incursion. Earlier, it was reported that two Chinese helicopters had entered Indian air space in the same region.

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