New Delhi, Aug. 21 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday downplayed the latest Chinese incursion in the border areas by contending that it is a non-event as for diplomatic practices.
"There has been rebuttal by the Army on this and we don't want to go beyond that and consequent to that obviously what the position was. We don't focus on non-events in diplomatic practices," said MEA official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.
According to reports, the Chinese troops intruded into Arunachal Pradesh last week and stayed for a few days, in a repeat of the standoff at Depsang in Ladakh four months ago.
Chinese troops entered eastern Arunachal Pradesh's Chaglagam area and stayed put for three to four days before going back.
The latest incursion has emerged as India sent a strong message to China on Tuesday with a C-130J Super Hercules transport plane landing at an airstrip in Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the site of the April India-China stand-off. (ANI)