How Chinese road construction activity in Arunachal Pradesh was detected
GUWAHATI: The Bishing village in Arunachal Pradesh's Tuting area in Upper Siang district, the point closest to where the Chinese road construction machines rolled, almost 1.25 km inside the imaginary Line of Actual Control or the McMohan Line, is the symbol of India's yet-to-be-connected places.
The road that was built runs alongside the eastern bank of the blackened Siang river that flows from Tibet as Yarlung Tsangpo.
While the neighbours have driven right through the international border, Bishing does not have a motorable road.
The point to which the Chinese excavators reached is at the highest point in the area, at about 4000ft. It is about an eight to 10 days walk from the Bishing village.
"The area where the Chinese came is almost inaccessible and no one except the village hunters venture out there. It is a steep climb. Till this episode came to light we all thought that this area is no man's land as there is no river or stream to demarcate the international boundary. Only recently when we saw google maps, we realized that this is our land," Apang said.
But a defence source said that the Chinese might have opened a second frontier after Doklam.
Aam Aadmi-India-10 hours ago
Army should formally hire such local porters along the entire McMahon Line and send them on a weekly basis in different sectors to carry out reconnaissance. Anybody else reporting an intrusion should be suitably rewarded. Incentivise detection of intrusion.
MKA-11 hours ago
Thank GOD that BJP is taking corrective measures in time at the Borders. If it was Congress and Rahul having private meetings with the Chinese, India would be in big trouble. A BIG salute to our Armed forces.
Ajeet-Delhi-10 hours ago
No problem as we have a strong leadership at the centre.No matter how foul or abusive the opposition behaves. No matter who rules China. What matters is our love for our country which is above our affiliates with Caste, religion or parties.