Machinery used by China for construction of a road on the Indian side of the border in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh have been handed over to Beijing.
According to residents of Bising village in Upper Siang, the army had handed over the machinery and there will be a flag meeting though the venue has not been decided yet. One of the villagers said: “The Chinese army entered our territory from the left of the Siang river by constructing a road using heavy machineries.”
Construction was stopped by Joney Yaing, a resident of Zirdo village near Bising, and his fellow villagers. Later, the Indian army reached there and Chinese troops left the spot leaving behind the equipment.
The Sino-Indian border is represented by a “Line of Actual Control”. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Wednesday he was not aware of the matter, adding that his country has never recognised Arunachal Pradesh as a state in India. China claims the area as part of southern Tibet.
The All Bogang Students’ Union, a leading students’ organisation from Pasighat, and several other organisations in Arunachal Pradesh, have recently condemned activities carried out by the Chinese army by constructing a road near the Sinungla pass in Bising village in Upper Siang.
They demand an initiative at the international level to China’s activities there.
Yaing said: “We are Indians and we, the people on the border in the frontier state, will protect the country. We will not concede a single inch of land to China. We are waiting for the flag meeting. China has constructed roads, telecommunication and developed other infrastructure up to Medong on their side but we do not have proper road connectivity,”
The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), the apex students’ body of Arunachal Pradesh, has sought the attention of the Centre and the state government to alleged Chinese incursion in Tuting sector in Upper Siang.
By : Telegraph India