Two Chinese helicopters violated LAC

AgustaWestland Wildcat HMA.2 helicopters of the Black Cats Helicopter Display Team, of the British Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, take part in a display during the Malta International Airshow at Malta International Airport, outside Valletta, Malta, September 27, 2015. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi MALTA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN MALTA. - RTX1SRQO

Two Chinese helicopters had crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC)- the de-facto border between China and India on September 27. According to defence sources, transgression happened near Ladakh trig heights which is also known as Trade junction, which connects Ladakh with Tibet.

Sources further suggested that the two choppers remained in the Indian Territory for about 10 minutes before heading back. The two choppers stayed in the Indian territory for 10 minutes before heading back for China.

This follows an intelligence report in March that Chinese helicopters violated Indian airspace four times in March. This development comes weeks after Pakistan violated Indian airspace in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to official sources, a white-colour chopper crossed into this side in Gulpur sector and hovered for some time before turning back. It was alleged that inside the chopper were PoK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Tourism Minister Mushtaq Minhas, and the province’s Education Minister Ifthikar Gilani. These allegations were later rejected by the PoK Prime Minister.

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