Published On: Mon, Jan 8th, 2018

India, China Resolves LAC Road Construction Issue; Returns Seized Tools

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China will not be continuing the road construction activities at the Bhising area in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, said Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, on Monday following meeting between the two nations over the issue on January 6.

India, China Resolves LAC Road Construction Issue; Returns Seized Tools

Rawat added, “The Tutting incident has been reolved after a border personnel meeting.”

Late December group of Chinese civilians attempted building a road inside Indian territory on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the men were prevented to do so by Indian Army.

No direct contact and no face-off was reported with the Indian soldiers. The men were undertaking track alignment activity on the Indian side of the LAC, about one kilometer inside.

They were noticed by some locals and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was informed. Quick action was taken jointly by the Indian Army and ITBP. The men were stopped on December 28. They were informed to have walked into the Indian side of the LAC.

By the time the Chinese group was stopped, they had constructed about 600-metre-long and 12-feet wide track on the Indian territory.

Rawat however said the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops were not involved in the road construction work.

Following the meeting of the two nations India has returned the seized excavators and water bowsers.

A senior officer said, “The Chinese reacted very maturely. They accepted that different perception of the border led to crossing the Line of Actual Control.”

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