‘Chinese clearing forest cover to grab border land’

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    ‘Chinese clearing forest cover to grab border land’

    NEW DELHI: While the government insists that frequent Chinese incursions on the Sino-Indian border are "routine" and according to "established pattern", sources in the security establishment say there are reasons to worry as the "pattern" is fast changing. Apart from frequent patrol drills inside Indian territory, agencies have observed that Chinese troops are also clearing forest cover in Arunachal Pradesh and taking away timber and other forest produce.

    Sources said this was a new development as earlier, Chinese troops merely engaged in muscle flexing through intrusions, patrols or short stays on the Indian side. "It has been observed in the recent past that in Arunachal Pradesh, several forest areas along the border have been cleared by Chinese troops. They have carried away timber and other forest produce. There is also evidence of make-shift timber cutting units in the area," said an officer from the security establishment.

    Sources said this was a way of asserting ownership of the region by the Chinese. "It is basically a way of saying that the natural resources of the region is ours," the officer said. The August 13 incursion in Arunachal Pradeh's Chaglagam area by Chinese troops, when they came 20 km inside India's territory and stayed for three days, is also being cited as a notable change in the Chinese incursion pattern.

    Sources said China so far has been focusing on the Tawang region in Arunachal Pradesh because of its proximity to Tibet, historic ties that give its claim some legitimacy and the existence of one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the region that China fears may be used by the Tibetan government in exile to help the Tibetan struggle against China.

    "Most incursions by Chinese troops in Arunachal Pradesh happen in and around the Tawang region. Chaglagam falls in what is called 'rest of Arunachal Pradesh' where Chinese troops have comparatively little activity. So, this incursion is worth looking at carefully," said another officer who has observed Chinese activity in the region.

    Sources said these developments coincide with frenetic road building by China on the Sino-Indian border in the past one year and are significant. China already has a wide network of over 58,000 km of roads near the Indian border and is constantly building on it even as India struggles to catch up due to a late start, poor terrain and red tape. While Chinese troops can make it to the border within 48 hours, it takes Indian forces over a week to reach a border outpost in Arunachal as there are no roads.
     
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  3. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    I have a feeling that at this rate, the new government that comes to power next year may as well be tasked to fight a war and take back our lands.

    It has come down to that as the current one continues to undermine national security and territorial integrity.
     
  4. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    why there is no coverage of news in mainstream media.There is huge coverage about sonia illness & FSB but nothing on chinese grabbing our land.

    BJP as the Major failure as the opposition party. They are repeatedly failing in bringing such issues in parliament, they harp once in a while & gets distracted.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Not good news for India.

     
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    tramp Senior Member Senior Member

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    Is this Chinese way of 'teaching India a lesson' by prodding its South Asia allies to needle India? Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and even Myanmar now!

    Yes, when we have indecisive leaders like Antony and Salman Rashid, who keep on making only irrelevant comments, and a PM, who opens his mouth only to yawn away tedium, and the real power rests with an Italian import long past political shelf life, this and more can happen to the country.
     
  8. roma

    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    if this UPA continues to take it easy - then it's clearly time for change
    from this forum ive learned that when BJP was in power the dragon didnt try these tricks
    which are getting more serious by the day

    serious change is needed - are we being governed
    from so far off that they dont know whats going on
    have we exchanged british rule for roman rule ?
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    ( as i learned from this forum
    when BJP was in power - the dragon ddint try any of this )

    Sir , the gov fails to act sufficiently
    - restrains the the military in its ability to act fully -

    and you blame the opposition ????
     
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  10. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    Roma,

    I want the opposition to be more active & aggressive. How can they let parliament function when the current Government is letting chinese &other terrorist to enter our country.

    It is not just about ruling party that should be vigilant about our borders & sovereignty it is also the responsibility of opposition & every other MP is responsible for Indian sovereignty. The opposition party should take a tough stand against current government & pursue them to take all possible action & make sure that chinese or any other country do not take us lightly. In every question hour they should raise this issue with the government & make sure they take action.
     
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    Yeah, next thing some Chinese would discover in old archives that some old tribal chiefs of Arunachal used to send tribute to chinese emperor and therefore the whole region was a part of China.
     
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    even we will donate half country to all neighbors but we need only sickular party
     

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