Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat has confirmed reports of an incursion by Chinese troops in the Chamoli district of the state.
“The good thing is they(Chinese) have not touched an important canal there,” Rawat told ANI on Wednesday.
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“This is a matter of concern. Our border has been peaceful. We have asked to increase vigilance. I am sure the central government will take cognizance of the issue,” Rawat said.
According to ANI, the ITBP on July 19 sent a report to the ministry of home affairs about the incursion in the state by Chinese forces.
Kiren Rijiju, minister of state for home affairs, said that the government will have to ascertain whether it was an intrusion or not. “The government will seek a report on it,” Kiren Rijiju said.