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Chinese construction work in Arunachal Pradesh filmed

Residents of Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh recorded videos showing Chinese machinery engaged in construction in areas near the LAC.

Residents of Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh recorded videos showing Chinese men and machines near Hadigara in Chaglagam. (FILE/AP)

STRONG POINTS

  • Residents of Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh said Chinese PLA personnel were building in the area.
  • They expressed serious concerns about Beijing’s alleged intrusion.
  • They said that the Indian army does not allow anyone near the international border

In a key development, residents of Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh recorded videos showing China’s PLA (People’s Republic Army) personnel and machinery carrying out construction work near Hadigara-Delta 6 in Chaglagam. Sources have confirmed that it usually takes four days for an individual to reach the sport and Chaglagam is the last district administrative post near LAC (Line of Actual Control).

The video was reportedly recorded on August 11, 2022 and locals, while speaking to India Today, expressed serious concerns over the alleged intrusion from Beijing. A village resident, Mechukha from Shi Yomi district bordering the Indochina border, expressed concern over recent reports that China is developing infrastructure near the LAC.

The people of Mechukha also informed that in the past their ancestors traveled to Tibet before the Indochina War of 1962 and engaged in the barter system by exchanging salt, rice and ornaments from Tibet for local products.

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“Now the Indian army does not allow anyone near the international border,” the resident said while noting that the infrastructure on the Indian side was deplorable and there was only one road connecting Menchuka to the town. of Aalo in West Siang District for more than a decade.

“The organization of border roads is running like a snail’s speed as China has completed construction of four lanes to reach the borders. Schools and medical institutions also lack facilities in Menchuka as very few doctors are available. in a small hospital and there is a lack of teachers in schools. There is no university in Mechukha and students are migrating to urban towns for higher education,” the resident said.

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They further highlighted the need for better networks in the region and said that there is only one BSNL telecom service provider with no internet service.

Network connectivity is not available in Menchuka as there is only one telecommunications BSNL service provider with no internet service.

“Without the internet, students have suffered greatly due to the lack of access to online courses during Covid,” they added.

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