Guwahati: At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that no one had infiltrated Indian territory nor occupied any military posts, former BJP Arunachal MP, Tapir Gao claimed that the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) is regularly patrolling inside Arunachal Pradesh.
This was not the first time that Gao claimed to have infiltrated Chinese security forces in the Arunachal Pradesh region.
Last year, the MP claimed that Chinese soldiers had built a wooden bridge over a stream known as Doomru Nala, about 25 km from Chagalgam in Anjaw district. He said that a villager who had gone to the forest saw the bridge and sent him a video.
However, the Indian Army later denied the claims.
Gao said, “Chinese are very active on the international border in Arunachal. The Center should be ready for any event in Arunachal Pradesh as well as Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. ”
He said that he has been raising the issue of PLA patrol in Arunachal Pradesh also in Parliament. “They are regularly patrolling inside the border of Arunachal Pradesh,” he reiterated.
Meanwhile, military commanders of the Indian and Chinese armies held several consecutive rounds of talks to resolve the deadlock at four stand-off points in eastern Ladakh.
Patrolling point 14 is under the control of the Indian Army, but soldiers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army who claim that the Galvan Valley was facing Chinese territory.
On Saturday, the Air Force has moved its front-line fighters and helicopters, including the Sukhoi-30 MKI, MIG-29 and Jaguar, to advance the bases facing China.
Chief of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said, “Development along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is a small snapshot we need to handle on short notice and our forces are fit to respond to any contingency .. ”
The Air Chief’s remarks came a day after Beijing stated that the Galvan Valley, which was always under India’s control, was located on the Chinese side of the LAC.
Earlier on Friday, during a meeting with leaders of all political parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that no one has infiltrated Indian territory nor occupied any military posts.
Modi’s remarks, however, contradicted the claims of Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, who told his Chinese counterpart that Chinese troops had sought to erect a structure in the Galakwan Valley on the Indian border of the LAC.
In Assam, Leader of the Opposition, Devavrata Saikia said, “The PM’s statement was contrary to the Foreign Minister’s claims. In this hour, the PM must act strongly to deal with any threat to the nation. We are all in this one. Is with us. When it is a matter of national security, we are all in favor of India’s security and integrity. ”
The most frightening LAC in more than five decades, 20 Indian Army personnel, including 16 Bihar Commanding Officers, were killed in Galvan on Monday night. This was the first time in the last 45 years that Indian or Chinese soldiers have been killed on LAC.