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Apr 23, 2013 at 10:11am IST

Army Chief's two day J&K visit begins today, Chinese incursion top con

Jammu: In the backdrop of the Chinese incursion in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief General Bikram Singh will arrive on a two-day visit of the state, starting from Tuesday.

Defence sources say that the security situation of the region is top of his agenda, following the recent Chinese incursion in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Field commanders are expected to brief the Army Chief on the security situation and counter infiltration and counter-insurgency measures. Meanwhile, China's Foreign Ministry has denied that its troops violated the Line of Actual Control with India.

"Chinese frontier (military) forces have consistently and strictly abided by the relevant treaties agreed on by China and India, respected and conformed to the line of control on the China-Indian border. We conducted a routine border patrol on the Chinese side, and did not even cross a step past the line of control," a Chinese official said.

The Army Chief will begin his visit on Tuesday in Jammu. He will undertake a two-day visit to Jammu region to discuss the security situation.

General Singh will chair a meeting at 16-Corps headquarter at Nagrota and then fly to forward areas of Rajouri and Akhnoor sectors, where he will be briefed by the field commanders about the security situation and counter infiltration measures.

He will also meet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during the day and will have dinner meeting with Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan on Tuesday.

Next day, the Army Chief will fly to Doda region and will be briefed by the commanders of counter-insurgency Delta force.

A Platoon-strength contingent of China's People's Liberation Army(PLA) came 10 km inside the Indian territory in Burthe in DBO sector, which is at an altitude of about 17,000 feet, on the night of April 15 and established a tented post there, according to highly placed sources, who said that a Chinese Army Platoon usually consists of around 50 men.

With Additional Inputs From PTI