Chumar Sector in Ladakh: Intrusion of Chinese troops
Chinese Troops on 17 June 2013 intruded into the Chumar Sector of Ladakh. This is the same area that sparked off tensions between the two sides in April 2013. The troops of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) intruded the Chumar sector and vandalized the observation bunkers and cut-down the wires of cameras, which were used to overlook the Chinese Territory.
Chumar that is located at a distance of 300 kilometers from Leh is the only area along the Sino-Indian border, where the Chinese troop doesn’t have a direct access to the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Thus this region has always been an area of discomfort for the Chinese troops.
Earlier, in April 2013 a 21-day face-off between the troops of the both nations started on 15 April in the remote area of Daulat Beg Oldi Sector took place on construction of the observation tower in Chumar Division. To defuse the crisis situation, army dismantled the tower on 5 May 2013.
Chumar is a remote village on Ladakh-Himachal Pradesh border. China has always claimed the village as its own territory. The area is almost inaccessible for the Chinese side, whereas, India has its road till the last point in the area.