Indian Air Force Fighters (IAF) were rushed near the LAC after Chinese Chpeers were spotted there. However, the Chinese Chppers did not violate Indian Air Space.
The IAF deployed fighter planes last week near LAC after some Chinese Ch[peers were seen flying above the India airspace territory.
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Sources from the govt informed India Today that:
“As soon as the movement of Chinese helicopters was picked up, the Indian fighter jets were rushed to the border areas in the Ladakh sector,”
Chinese choppers spotted near Ladakh LAC prompt alert, IAF fighters rushed in
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) May 12, 2020
This is the first time that India has deployed fighter planes in response to Chinese violating the Indian airspace.
Last week the Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in fierce face-offs in eastern Ladakh and near Naku La Pass in northern Sikkim.
Around 00 personnel was involved in this face-off and the soldiers got minor injuries as they got indulged in punches and resorted stone-pelting.
The India-China border dispute covers the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control, the de-facto border between the two countries.