The Indian Army official spokesperson stated on Wednesday rejects the claims of the BJP Arunachal MP that the Chinese army had infiltrated the remote Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh and constructed a bridge over a drain.
The army spokesperson said that “There has been no such event. The area referred to in media reports on ‘some electronic channels’ is the area of the fishtail. There is a distinct perception of the alignment of the line. As a control, In many other areas. “
Army sources said that the exact location of the bridge has not been established and a patrol team will be sent to verify the claims.
BJP MP Tapir Gao claimed that Chinese troops infiltrated India’s territory last month and build up the wooden platform over Kiyomaru Nala in Chagalgam circle.
Some local youth paid attention to the bridge on Tuesday. “This area is about 25 kilometers north-east of Chagalgam and is very much inside Indian territory,” Gao said.
The area identified by the BJP MP is close to the disputed fishtail region closest to the Indo-China-Myanmar Tri-Junction border in Anjav district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Due to the disputed border, there has been a face-to-face battle between Indian and Chinese soldiers here in the past.
However, the army spokesperson said, “The area has dense vegetation and all migration are connected with drains and ravines.”
The army said that whenever the drains stretch during the monsoon, temporary bridges are built by the patrol.
The army spokesperson said, “Being a field of various claims, troops from both sides regularly patrol the field. Also, during the summer months, civilian hunters and herders frequent the area. “
The army further asserted, “It is reiterated that there is no permanent presence of Chinese soldiers or civilians in the area and the surveillance is carried out by our troops.”
India and China have a strong diplomatic and military system to address all issues in our border areas. Both sides agree that the maintenance of peace and tranquility in all areas of the India-China border areas is a condition for the smooth development of overall bilateral relations.
“Both countries have agreed to work towards fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement of the border in question-based on the 2005 Agreement on Political Parameters and Guiding Principles,” the military said.
Source: India Today