PLA crossing LAC is not a new thing Indian MP Tapir Gao

Intrusion incidents by the Chinese army are not new. They continue to patrol Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh. Said a member of the Indian parliament from Arunachal Pradesh, Mr. Tapir Gao.

According to the news website scroll.in the MP alleged that People Liberation Army is crossing McMahon line on all strategic points into Indian province. Areas of Asaphilla: Andrella valley and Chaglagam in Anjaw district are some of the points where intrusion occurs. According to him, he has written letters to several central government officials including the Prime minister, the national security advisor, and many army officials but none of them has responded except the external affairs minister.

On the other hand, the Indian army has denied these intrusions and issued a quick denial. He has put these allegations at the time when India is in a weak position due to China India standoff at Galwan valley (a border area under newly formed Ladakh union territory).

China claims Arunachal Pradesh as its part, in 2006 the Chinese Ambassador to India claimed that all of Arunachal Pradesh is Chinese territory although as per the McMahon line drawn in during British India, this area is with India. Chinese official authority on digital maps, “Sky Map” shows this area as Chinese territory. China also issues stapled visas to the citizens of two Indian states i.e. Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir due to its claim on these areas and according to its claim citizens of these two areas don’t need a visa to travel their own country. Although residents of these areas are not considered as Chinese citizens.

A stapled visa is a detail of the visit, destination, etc. written on a simple paper instead of a passport and this paper is stapled to the passport. On return, this paper is torn off removing the details of visit. A Stapled Visa does not leave a trace on the passenger’s passport. If China leaves mark on a J&K or Arunachal Pradesh citizen\’s passport. It implies that China is accepting that J&K is the territory of India, which China does not want to do.

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