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Monday, October 11, 2021

Sometimes talks and sometimes infiltration... What is the meaning of China's hide and seek on India's northeastern border?

Ever since India has a violent border dispute with China in Ladakh, China is continuously harassing India with its activities. On the one hand, there are talks of military officers and on the other hand Chinese soldiers are entering the Indian border whenever they want. On Sunday, the 13th round of talks took place between the army officers of India and China to reduce tension on the border. The conversation took place in Moldo, located in the Chinese area of ​​​​the border called the Line of Actual Control.
The conversation between the commander rank officers started at 10:30 in the morning and went on till around 7 in the evening. The last round of talks took place about two months ago after which both sides agreed to withdraw from Gorga or Patrol Point-17A. At the center of Sunday's talks, tensions erupted in Hot Springs and Dipsang, but the details of the talks were not given.

The Indian side was represented by Lt Gen PGK Menon, who is the commander of the Fourteenth Corps based at Leh. The same contingent is stationed on the LAC in Ladakh. Major General Lu Lin took command from the Chinese side.

China is continuously doing construction work near LAC

After the violent clash in Ladakh, the Chinese army is now continuously intensifying its activities on the Northeast border. In the past, there were reports of him strengthening other infrastructure including railway lines and highways up to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the border of Tibet with Arunachal Pradesh. After that allegations of settling the village in the Indian border also came to the fore. Local leaders have been continuously accusing China of crossing the Line of Control and entering the Indian border.

China lays claim on the whole of Arunachal Pradesh

Earlier, the Chinese army had also kidnapped five Indian youths. He was released after 12 days after diplomatic level talks. China claims the whole of Arunachal Pradesh and calls it Southern Tibet. In a fresh case, about two hundred soldiers of the Chinese army had entered the Indian border in Tawang sector. There he also had a scuffle with Indian soldiers. But later the matter was resolved at the level of local commanders and the Chinese soldiers were sent back. But China's ever-increasing activities in the region have raised the concerns of strategic experts.

India is also strengthening its infrastructure

In order to curb the continuous infiltration of China, the Indian government too belatedly, The initiative has been taken to strengthen the road infrastructure in the surrounding areas, including the Yangtse area of ​​Tawang, which has been newly infiltrated. In the last days of the month of September, there were reports of Chinese army infiltration in Uttarakhand and now within a week of that, similar news has come out from Arunachal.

'Recently also the Chinese soldier crossed the LAC'

An official of the Army's Eastern Command in Kolkata, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, "Last week Chinese troops crossed the Line of Control and came towards India. China is embroiled in many controversies, there was a clash between the soldiers of India and China. After a few hours, the issue was resolved according to the protocol." The official says that China has never recognized the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Because of this, its soldiers often enter Indian territory across the border. Such disputes have been resolved at the local level itself.

What is the reason for the increasing activities of China in Tawang area?

Although China considers the whole of Arunachal to be a part of South Tibet. Tawang has great strategic importance. Located about 450 km from the capital Itanagar, Tawang is the westernmost district of Arunachal Pradesh. It shares its border with Tibet as well as Bhutan. Tawang has the second largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the world after Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. China has long wanted to destroy this last largest center of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tawang was the center of fighting even during the Indo-China war of 1962. The legacy of this monastery has been the center of dispute between China and India. Former foreign secretary Shivshankar Menon has told in his book "Choice Inside the Making of India's Foreign Policy" that Beijing has long made it clear that it wants Tawang. But the government has been continuously opposing this demand of Beijing. Ever since the conflict in the Galwan Valley, China has unusually increased its activities along the border with Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast. Whether it is the construction of a dam to a highway and a railway line or a case of kidnapping of five youths from within the Indian border, Incidents of infiltration of the Chinese Army People's Liberation Army (PLA) into the Indian border are increasing continuously.

China trying to recruit Indian youth

A few months ago, it was also revealed that China is trying to recruit Indian youth living in the border areas in the PLA. After that Chief Minister Pema Khandu had requested the Center to expedite the work of infrastructure projects in the border areas so that problems like unemployment and connectivity can be curbed. China has carried out massive construction work within a radius of 20 km from the border.

A new high-speed train has also started from Tibet's capital Lhasa to almost the border. Before that he had also completed the construction of a highway. Government officials say that several incidents of Chinese soldiers crossing the border have been reported during the past year. But that area is so inaccessible that it is not possible to deploy the army everywhere and the information also reaches the capital late.

Arunachal's concern: "The only and permanent solution to this problem is to properly mark the border with the state," says Tapir Gao, BJP MP from the state. In order to counter China's activism, the Indian government has recently started work to strengthen the infrastructure in the area. Under this, the work of construction of tunnels and roads has started in addition to new bridges on the Brahmaputra. But the work of these projects is very slow.

A Tawang government official said on condition of anonymity, "Due to the inhospitable geographical location and unfavorable weather, the projects are progressing slowly." Strategic expert Jeevan Dasgupta says, "The central government should take this problem seriously and take concrete initiatives towards its permanent solution so that China's plans can be dealt with in time. Also, development and infrastructure projects in the border areas can be implemented soon." It is also necessary to do