Chinese troops infiltrated to stop Dalai Lama’s birthday celebrations – Press Review
- The news of Chinese soldiers intruding in Demchok, Ladakh has come to the fore. According to the report of the English newspaper The Times of India, the birthday of the Dalai Lama, the religious leader of the Tibetan people, was being celebrated in the villages of Indian territory and Chinese soldiers infiltrated Demchok in Ladakh to protest it.
The newspaper writes that Chinese soldiers crossed the Indus river and came to Indian territory. In his hands were banners and flags of China. They had come in five vehicles on which apart from ordinary Chinese people, there were also Chinese soldiers. They staged their protest near the village’s community center where the Dalai Lama’s birthday was being celebrated.
Most Buddhists in Ladakh revere the Dalai Lama and his palace near Leh is always kept ready. According to the Times of India, the Indian Army has refused to comment on the incident. This incident of infiltration is not being considered serious but it is definitely being seen as an attempt to incite China through small antics.
Chinese troops had stopped Indian patrols in some parts of Demchok and the Demchok dispute is also included in the agenda of the ongoing military-level talks between India and China.