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    Air Force moves its frontline Fighters and Helicopters as India-China Border Tensions Peak

    Chinese have been patrolling inside Arunachal’s boundary, time for action: BJP MP Tapir Gao

    Guwahati: At the time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that neither has anyone intruded into the Indian Territory nor has anyone captured any military posts, BJP Arunachal East MP, Tapir Gao, claimed that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been regularly patrolling inside Arunachal Pradesh.

    It was not the first time Gao has claimed of Chinese security forces intruding into Arunachal Pradesh’s territory.

    Last year, the MP had claimed that Chinese soldiers had built a wooden bridge on a stream identified as Doimru Nallah, almost 25 km from Chaglagam in Anjaw district. He said a villager who went to the woods saw the bridge and sent him a video.

    However, Indian Army later denied the claims.

    Gao said, “The Chinese are very much active along the international border in Arunachal. The Centre should be prepared for any kind of eventualities in Arunachal Pradesh as well as in Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand too.”

    He said he had been raising the issue of PLA patrols in Arunachal Pradesh in Parliament too. “They have been patrolling inside Arunachal Pradesh’s boundary regularly,” he reiterated.

    Meanwhile, military commanders of Indian and Chinese armies were constantly holding several rounds of talks to resolve the impasse at the four stand-off points in eastern Ladakh. 

    Patrolling Point 14 is in control of the Indian army but the Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers  which claims Galwan valley as Chinese territory were maintaining the face-off.

    On Saturday, the Air Force has moved its frontline fighters and helicopters, including Sukhoi-30MKI, MIG-29 and Jaguar, to forward bases facing China.

    Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said, “The development along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is a small snapshot of what we are required to handle at short notice and our forces are suitable deployed to respond to any contingency.”

    The Air Chief’s remarks came a day after Beijing said that the Galwan Valley that has always been 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 neither has anyone intruded into the Indian territory nor has anyone captured any military posts.

    Modi’s remarks were however in total contrast to the claims of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who had told his Chinese counterpart that Chinese troops had sought to erect a structure in the Galwan Valley on the Indian side of the LAC.

    In Assam, Leader of the Opposition, Debabrata Saikia said, “The PM’s statement was so contrasting to the claims by the External Affairs minister’s. In this hour, the PM must act firmly to deal with any threat to the nation. We are all in this together. When it’s a matter of national safety, we are all in favour of India’s safety and integrity.”

    In the worst flare-up on the LAC in more than five decades, 20 Indian Army personnel, including the Commanding Officer of 16 Bihar, were killed Monday night in the Galwan. It was the first time in the last 45 years that Indian or Chinese troops have been killed on the LAC.

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