India-China LAC Tussle: PLA deploys additional forces at LAC, Arunachal Pradesh

India-China LAC Tussle: PLA deploys additional forces at LAC, Arunachal Pradesh

‘The Indian forces remains alert amid the rising tensions between the Indo-Sino forces at LAC’

Srinagar: Soon after observing the PLA troopers movement at LAC, the Indian forces has shifted its troopers to the eastern region of Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh in order to maintain the dominance in the region.

The movement of forces were made at two location of LAC, Arunachal Pradesh after noticing the rise in PLA movement from across the LAC.

“Our Jawans are fully prepared to thwart any attempts by China to make intrusions as the forces have strengthened vigilance all along the LAC, from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh in the backdrop of ongoing tensions over the LAC between India and China,” said an Army official privy to Kashmir Glacier.

He also said that our forces are alert and are noticing every move made by PLA from across the LAC.

He further added that, “People’s Liberation Army has built ups its presence opposite Arunachal Pradesh’s Asaphila and Fishtail-2 sectors, nearly 20 km from the Indian Territory.”

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) China in a recent statement said that they do not recognise Arunachal Pradesh as an Indian Territory.

“China’s position on the eastern section of the China and India boundary and China’s southern Tibet is consistent and clear,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a press briefing. He further added, “We have never recognised the so-called Arunachal Pradesh illegally established on the Chinese territory.”

Pertinently, the troop’s build-up has been noticed in the Chinese territory opposite Arunachal Pradesh and responding to that India strengthen its army presence at LAC, AP in order to counter the Chinese transgression attempt at LAC.

The sources said it is possible that China may try to carry out more incursions in these areas and capture some dormant locations. They said the Indian troops are fully prepared to thwart such attempts as the forces have beefed up their strength accordingly.

Arunachal Pradesh, which China calls South Tibet, was at the centre of a full-scale border war between India and China in 1962, and security analysts have warned that it could become a flash-point again.

The sources also revealed that movement of Chinese troops in their depth areas (around 20 km from the LAC) has been seen in the last few days using roads built by them in the area.

Earlier this month, China’s PLA had allegedly kidnapped five Indian villagers from Arunachal Pradesh which were reportedly taken away by a team of the PLA from a jungle where they were hunting.

After 12 days, the five Indian men were returned to India. The army said three such incidents, including the latest one, had taken place this year in Upper Subansiri and West Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh and that all have been brought back home.

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