Guwahati: After the recent Ladakh incursions, frequent intrusions by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Arunachal Pradesh’s Taksing region have come to the notice of the security agencies.
The villagers of Taksing circle in Upper Subansiri district took photographs of the PLA crossing over the Asa-Pila-Maya Army camps, which were Indian territory till 1962, but now under Chinese occupation.
Security sources also confirmed this incursion had come to their notice about a month back, but the PLA had gone back after a brief stay.
While a border personnel meeting was held between Indian and Chinese armies at Kibithu in Anjaw district on Thursday, security sources said this particular incursion did not come up for discussion.
Hiwak Chader, a student from Kacha village of Taksing circle, told Deccan Chronicle that people there had noticed the movement of Chinese troops in the Asa-Pila-Maya area around three months back, but the government was not aware about it. He said the villagers handed over photos to Army Intelligence and IB sleuths.
Security sources said that there was no initiative on the ground to discourage such incursion by the PLA.
Pointing out that it was the indigenous Arunachalees who are not only keeping a close watch on Indian territory but also acting as intelligence officer for the Indian Army and IB.
Asserting that indigenous villagers of Taksing area are guarding and defending Indian territory in Taksing circle, Mr Chader said that time has come that government should take a realistic approach to demarcate the land-border with China which was expanding its territory in many areas.
It is significant that a delegation of BJP MPs in its report in 2010 on Chinese incursion in Arunachal Pradesh had also pointed out that Thagla Ridge, Namka Chu and Sumdrong Chu Valley continue to be under Chinese occupation.
In 1962, when the Chinese aggression began at Thagla Ridge, about 60 km away from Zemithang on the north-westerly side.
In Kurung Kamey district, in the central part of Arunachal Pradesh, prior to the 1962 conflict, there were nine Army base camps till the actual border.
Presently only two of those camps are under the control of Indian Army, while seven of them have been occupied by the Chinese Army.
In eastern part of the state in Dibang Valley district, the Athu-pupu range is under the Chinese occupation since 2006.
In Chaklagam range in the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh three mountains frequented by Indian hunters have also been occupied by China....