After Arunachal intrusion, China says will stop road-construction work, India returns equipment

The Chinese teams -- consisting of civilians and uniformed personnel -- had turned back after they were confronted by Indian troops.  Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 08, 2018, 03.49 PM (IST)

News reports said Monday that China had agreed to stop road-construction work in the Tuting area of Arunachal Pradesh, and that India had returned the two excavators and other equipment seized from the Chinese last month. 

Government sources had said late last month that Chinese teams had intruded a kilometre into Arunachal Pradesh. 

The teams -- consisting of civilians and uniformed personnel -- had turned back after they were confronted by Indian troops. 

Local villagers had at the time said the Chinese had left behind two excavators and other equipment
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The intrusion had taken place on December 28. 

Local villagers had at the time said the Chinese had left behind two excavators and other equipment. 

That equipment, the reports said Monday, had been returned. With China agreeing to put a stop to road construction activity in the area. 

Army chief General Bipin Rawat had on Monday said that the Tuting issue had been "resolved" at a border personnel meeting on January 6.

He did not however give out any further details.