Indian media reports over 5,000 Chinese soldiers have intruded at five points into India
Since late in April.
- in sending thousands of PLA troops three-to-four kilometres into the Galwan Valley, China has violated its own claim line and occupied territory that Beijing itself has traditionally acknowledged to be Indian.
- This is not shaping up like a routing patrol confrontation, or even a temporary occupation of disputed territory
- This time the PLA soldiers are digging defences, preparing bunkers, moving in heavy vehicles and have reportedly even moved artillery guns to the rear (albeit in their own territory)