Indian jawans stopped PLA troops from constructing road along LAC in Arunachal

Indian Army stops PLA from making road
New Delhi, Oct 28: India and China might have resolved the stand-off at the Ladakh border, but a similar conflict between the Indian Army and People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops has also come to fore along Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

As per reports Indian troops have prevented Chinese soldiers from constructing road in Asaphila, a remote 100 sq km area along the LAC in Upper Subansiri division of Arunachal.

The conditions at Asaphila are not as serious as that of Ladakh's Chumar and Demchok, but the face offs here too are quite frequent. This is an indication of the continuing shadow-boxing between the India and China all along the 4,057-km long Line of Actual Control.

As per a TOI report, both armies undertake regular patrols to lay claim to "8-10 disputed areas" like Asaphila as well as the so-called "Fish Tail-I and II" areas in Chaglagam sector, which take their name from the shape the LAC takes in the region.

The heightened activities of the PLA was been witnessed in Asaphila region for some months now, the report says. "The PLA troops, with vehicles and other equipment, then tried to build a road till Point 2445. They were then stopped from doing so by our soldiers," a source was quoted by TOI as saying.

Earlier this month, officials of India and China would held their first meeting of a bilateral border mechanism in New Delhi after the recent standoff between the armies of the two nations in Ladakh region.

The Border Affairs Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC), which was established in 2012, has played a major role in addressing the issues arising of aggressive patrolling by both sides of the disputed border.

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