ITANAGAR: China has constructed a new village in Arunachal Pradesh, consisting of about 101 homes, show satellite images. After surfacing this news in media, the Shiv Sena raises concerns on it.
The village, located on the banks of the River Tsari Chu, lies in the Upper Subansiri district, an area which has been long disputed by India and China and has been marked by armed conflict.
Though this area where China has constructed a new village is Indian territory, according to official government maps, it has been in effective Chinese control since 1959. However, earlier only a Chinese military post existed, but this time a full-fledged village that can house thousands has been built, media report said.
The latest image that establishes the village in question is dated November 1, 2020. The image dated a little more than a year before that – August 26, 2019 – does not show any construction activity. So, the village was set up in the last year.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena raises concerns over reports of Chinese village in Arunachal Pradesh. In its Saamana editorial on Wednesday, the Shiv Sena raised serious concerns over reports of China building a village in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.
“This is a very serious matter. What China did in Ladakh, now it is doing in Arunachal Pradesh. China has made a whole village inside Arunachal Pradesh. How did nobody come to know about this? If someone makes a small house, the neighbours get to know about it. Here, a whole village has been built, with proper structures, and nobody came to know about it? China is daring India, and is trying to break India internally,” the party wrote in its mouthpiece.
“What India did to Pakistan during the surgical strike, and the air strike, the same should be done to China… Whenever there is an illegal construction, the officials of a local municipal corporation visit the site and destroy the whole structure. We should destroy the illegal structures built by China. We should not even think once before doing it, because it is our land. International rules and law should not interfere with our internal matter,” said the Saamana editorial.
On Monday, news reports surfaced that China has allegedly built a village on the banks of River Tsari Chu in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh.