Military Capabilities

India accuses PLA of 1,025 border transgressions between 2016 and 2018

02 December 2019

India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has accused China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) of "transgressing" the 4,075 km-long disputed border between the nuclear-armed neighbours a total of 1,025 times over a three-year period.

The MoD told parliament on 27 November that the PLA had transgressed the un-demarcated Line of Actual Control (LoAC) between India and China 273 times in 2016, 426 times in 2017 and on 326 occasions the following year. Information on LoAC transgressions for 2019 was still being collated, said the MoD.

The ministry stated that these transgressions occurred as there is "no commonly delineated LoAC" and there are areas along the LoAC where both sides have "differing perceptions of it".

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