Army chief briefs CCS on Chinese incursion

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Indian Army chief, General Bikram Singh, Wednesday briefed the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on the Chinese incursion in Ladakh.

“The CCS met today and the army chief briefed us on the Ladakh situation,” Finance Minister P. Chidambaram told reporters after the meeting.

A Chinese platoon set up camp 19 km inside Indian territory in Ladakh’s Depsang Valley on On April 15.

India has tried through meetings with local military commanders and through diplomatic channels to get China to vacate the area. China, however, insists that it has not intruded into Indian territory.

Defence minister A K Antony, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde are among the members of the CCS, which is chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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