The Indian Army on Wednesday issued an official statement denying the claims of BJP Arunachal MP, Tapir Gao that the Chinese Army intruded into Arunachal Pradesh’s Anjaw district .
There has been no such incursion in Arunachal Pradesh, stated in a press release issued by defence spokes person on Wednesday after the news first published in Arunachal24, referring a Video shared by BJP, MP and Arunachal Pradesh state BJP President Tapir Gao in social media.
The defence press release said that “The area being referred to in the media report on ‘some electronic channels’, is the area of Fish Tail. There is differing perception of the alignment of the Line of Actual Control, as in many other areas. The terrain is thickly vegetated and all movements are undertaken on foot along Nalas and streams. During monsoons whenever the Nalas are in spates, temporary bridges are constructed by the patrols for their movement.
Being an area of differing claims, troops routinely from either side patrol the area. In addition, civilian hunters and herb collectors also frequent here during summer months, mentioned in the press release.
The press release reiterated that there is no permanent presence of either Chinese soldiers or civilians in the area and surveillance is maintained by our troops.
Read the report and Tapir Gao’s claim
India and China have well established diplomatic and military mechanisms to address all issues in our border areas. The two sides agree that maintenance of peace and tranquility in all areas of India-China border areas as a prerequisite to smooth development of overall bilateral relations. Both countries have also agreed to work towards a fair reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement of the boundary question on the basis of 2005 Agreement on Political Parameters and Guiding Principles, said the press release