Border Boils in Ladakh, India-China Deploys Heavily


New Delhi: Tension sparked in Burtse region of northern Ladakh as Indian and Chinese troops came to a stand-off after Indian forces dismantled a watch tower built by the Chinese troops.

The Chinese Army was building the watch tower close to the mutually-accepted patrolling line. It had been dismantled by Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel yesterday.

This was followed by a stand-off between troops on both sides of the patrolling line. Both India and China are reinforcing their troops in the stand-off, leading to a troop build-up in the area.

China claims Burtse, in the Depsang plains of northern Ladakh, as part of its territory, a rejected by India.