PM raises issue of incursions with Chinese President Xi

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Chinese Army has reportedly made a fresh incursion in Chumar area in J&K

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of Chinese incursions with the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting last night. The issue will be further raised by the Indian side today when the two leaders meet for a summit meeting, MEA spokesperson said. “The summit meetings are occasion for leaders to raise all substantive issues having bearing on bilateral ties, The Prime Minister took the opportunity to raise the issue last night with the visiting dignitary,” MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said. The matter will be further discussed when the leaders hold talks in restricted and delegation level. Modi, who hosted a private dinner for Xi in Ahmedabad after his arrival there yesterday, conveyed India’s concern over the Chinese incursions, sources said. Chinese Army has reportedly made a fresh incursion in Chumar area in Jammu and Kashmir and has refused to return. As many as 100 more soldiers of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) arrived from a hillock of Chumar area and strengthened its numbers to nearly 350. The stand-off in Demchok in Ladakh where Chinese nomads — Rebos — had pitched their tents is also continuing. The incursion in this area is nearly 500 metres deep into Indian territory.

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