"This is true that two Chinese helicopters landed in Uttarakhand. We can understand the logic behind mistakes by troops in the backdrop of unresolved border issues. This is the first such airspace violation. This is unacceptable. We will take it up with China," Sushma Swaraj, India's Minister for External Affairs, said in New Delhi.
Swaraj did not divulge the process by which issue will be raised with Beijing but promised, "101% issue is going to be raised with Beijing." Over the last three months, China has allegedly violated airspace three times.
"Chinese military carry out regular patrols in the relevant areas. We hope that the two sides will make joint efforts to maintain tranquility and peace of the border area," Hua Chunying, spokesperson, Chinese foreign ministry, said.
India and China listed an 80-sq-km sloping pasture of Barahoti as disputed areas and both the forces have been carrying out patrol out of uniform. India assumes that Chinese forces may patrol the territory to take photographs in order to locate the deployment of forces in the areas.