China objects to road construction in Ladakh

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  1. tarunraju

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    Srinagar: In yet another instance of China’s high-handedness along its border with India, reports claimed on Monday that Chinese Army is objecting to construction of a road inside India at Demchok in Ladakh; bringing the work at the site to a halt.

    The road was being constructed under Centre’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) and is in the last inhabited area on the Line of Actual Control (LOAC).

    As per the report, workers at the construction site were threatened by a group of people from across the border, following which, the workers fearing for their life discontinued work at the site.

    Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has also confirmed that road construction has come to a halt. He has now informed the Centre about the same.

    Leh Deputy Commissioner Ajit Kumar Sahu has visited the area and made a report which is to be submitted to the government.

    According to Chering Dorjay, Chief Executive Councillor of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, The Chinese also constructed a road on their side but India did not object to that. There is a nullah which separates the LOAC and the proximity to Chinese land is so much that we can communicate to them.

    When the construction work was going on Chinese shouted at the villagers asking them to stop the work, he further added.

    The road was being constructed to the area’s connectivity and to improve the employment opportunities
    in the area.

    Earlier too, China has been accused of incursions into the Indian territory and also of carrying out construction work along side Sino-India border without India’s knowledge, including a dam construction at the Brahmputra River.

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    China objects to J&K road project, India stops work

    China objects to J&K road project, India stops work

    NEW DELHI: In what seems to be another example of China showing its assertiveness, the Jammu and Kashmir government has stopped work on a strategic road project after the Chinese indicated their reservations over the same.

    The state government has confirmed that work was stopped on a road project under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in Demchok in south-east Leh in Ladakh, after the Chinese army objected. Chief minister Omar Abdullah confirmed reports that an 8-km road was being constructed under the NREGS to improve road connectivity and provide employment to local residents.

    Forming the eastern boundary of Ladakh, Demchok is the last inhabited area on the Line of Actual Control.

    “Demchok is right on border which is our last post. People of this village were building a road under the NREGS scheme. There is a nala (drain) coming down from the mountains. The western side of the nala is our territory and the eastern is the Tibetan border. On the other side (Chinese) have already built a road along this nala upstream. On our side villagers were building a road. They had completed 4 kms and suddenly the Chinese came from other side and stopped the work - so now the road is incomplete,” said Chering Dorjay, chief executive councilor of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. He added that the road was built because the local population had been demanding a link.

    “We have a hot spring on our side where we have started a hydro-therapy centre. Villagers had been demanding a road ahead, all on our side,” he said. He said the Government of India had been informed about the development.

    Official sources said Leh deputy commissioner Ajit Kumar Sahu has visited the area and submitted a report to the government.

    China has used these aggressive tactics earlier as well. A few days ago National Remote Sensing agency released satellite images of a dam being built on the Chinese side of the Brahmaputra river. There is also the suspicion that China has provided the banned militant outfit ULFA, cover and small arms and weapons.

    In Washington recently the Prime Minister had stated on record that India had taken note of “assertiveness” by China which he did not fully understand.

    Commenting on the latest development Times Now strategic affairs analyst Mahroof Raza said this put to rest claims that media and certain elements in the establishment have been overplaying the Chinese threat.
    “This is ample proof. When the Chinese took up construction of a road on their side close to the LoC – I do not see why the Indian side did not take it up with Chinese authorities. The villagers have a right to make their lives more comfortable,” he said.

    Hassan Khan – an independent MP from Ladakh said he had been informed by locals about the road construction being halted and added that the villagers had asked the district administration and executive agencies to intervene.

    Government sources have told Times Now that though there is no likelihood at all of war between the two nations, considering China’s new assertiveness, India has to be prepared for all eventualities and this includes military ones. In this context, the sources said, steps towards a military buildup along the Indo-China border have already been taken.

    China objects to J&K road project, India stops work - India - The Times of India
     
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    China forces India to abandon J-K road project

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    They better restart the work. Even if they have to do it under armed guard. This is pathetic.
     
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    Why in the hell would India stop working on a project when China is all over PoK doing ten times more? When India moans China just ignores them. When China speaks India just bows down. This is pathetic...
     
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    May be Indian Govt follow the rule Give Respect and Take Respect.
    India is a soft state and does not have any aggressive nature towards any country and nation.
     
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    which side on earth does the village belongs to? or the village itself is disputed?
     
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    Heck! Typical Congress mentality. During the NDA rule, China never even uttered a sound.
     
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    The side of Jammu and Kashmir which India controls.
     
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    Its in a place called as India also known as Gods own land .
     
  12. RAM

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    More on the same story

    The work on a link-road in Demchok in South-eastern Ladakh region has been stopped after objections were raised by the Chinese Army, barely months after repeated incursions by it in that area.

    The incident took place at the village of Demchok on the Indian side of Line of Actual control, about 300-kms south-east of Leh district headquarters, official sources said.

    Work on the road, which was to connect two villages - the last inhabitated areas on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Sino-Indian border in Demchok - was stopped during the last week of October, they said. The road was being built under Centrally-sponsored National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS).

    After construction of nearly 3.8 kms of road, the Chinese Army sought a flag meeting with Indian Army and raised strong objections over the construction as they consider the area as disputed, officials said.
    State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said he has informed the Centre that the Chinese had raised objections over the road construction. "The Centre will take up the issue with the Chinese authorities," he said.

    Cherring Dorjee, Chief Executive Councillor of Ladakh Autonomous Council said, "About a month ago the village head of Domchu informed me that they are constructing a road upstream of Domchu-nalla, well within our boundary and then the Chinese Army came from the other side and stopped the work."

    Dorjee said it was the same area where Chinese Army had sneaked in and painted rocks in their native script.

    "Yes, it is the same area and the Chinese Army were actually coming to our side in the recent past. They have built a road on their side and we had no objection but this road is well within our boundary," Dorjee said.

    Lok Sabha member from the area Hassan Khan said villagers informed him about the construction work being stopped after the completion of nearly half of the sanctioned length.

    "The villagers have asked the district authorities, the executing agencies and the Deputy Commissioner to intervene in the matter," he said.

    Deputy Commissioner Ajit Kumar Sahu had visited the area and submitted his report to the state government and submitted a report to the Chief Minister.

    The state government had planned construction of seven link-roads in Niyoma and Damchok areas to increase connectivity and provide job opportunity to the people of this remote and treacherous mountain region, which is close to the Line of Actual Control. The road was the first such link between T-Point and CNN-Point

    Leh work stalled after dragon snorts | Deccan Chronicle
     
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    Maybe the chinese want to stop work under NREGA that benefits the villagers. Simple, get the army to finish the job.
     
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    WTF! F&ckin [email protected] of the Dong-ress pu$$y-a$$ government.
     
  15. LETHALFORCE

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    These are all diversions to change India's focus while the water of the Brahmaputra are diverted.
     
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    WTF x 10^n ! Just googled for further newscasts on the event and this is what I came up with. Omar Abdullah seems to be sayin one thing, and his father quite the other.


    Farooq claims work on road in Ladakh

    STAFF WRITER 17:34 HRS IST

    New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) Unwilling to go by the contention that work on the link road in Demchok in Ladakh was stopped due to Chinese objections, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah today claimed that it may have been done due to severe cold there.

    "I am telling you that because of the weather conditions prevailing in that area, many of those people have to be evacuated because they can't work in those conditions.

    It is below 30 degrees C," he said.

    "The Chinese will keep saying anything. We have to do what is in our interest," he told reporters outside Parliament on being asked whether the work was stopped due to objections from China.

    Work on the link-road in Demchok in South-eastern Ladakh region was stopped in the last week of October (due to the frigid cold).


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    Farooq claims work on road in Ladakh - ChennaiOnline News
    Farooq claims work on road in Ladakh
     
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    Oh they can't just divert the bhramaputra on the sly by diverting our attention.
     
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    30 degrees Celcius? Hahahahhahaha, this guy doesn't know what he's talking about. Even IF he's referring to Fareinheit, this group of construction workers must be the least hardy bunch ever.
     
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    Sindh Today – Online News Government avoiding discussion on China, says BJP

    Party leader S.S. Ahluwalia said the BJP wanted to raise the issue of China’s plans to construct a dam across the Brahmaputra river in Tibet, its investment in power projects in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and its objections to work on a link road in Demchok area of Ladakh.

    The Assam Tribune Online

    NEW DELHI, Nov 25 – Government of India today tried to downplay the tricky issue of China’s move to divert Brahmaputra river by claiming that China has informed that such reports are inconsistent with the facts. In a Lok Sabha reply to a question by host of MPs cutting across the party-line, Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr Shashi Tharoor said that Government of India has seen media reports about China building dams on river Brahmaputra. These reports have been taken up with Chinese side, which has said that such reports are inconsistent with the facts, he added.

    Diversion of Yarlung Tsangpo: A Probability Analysis | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
     
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    UPA government is not assertive enough when compared to previous NDA government. Let's wait and watch till then end.
     
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    LF I am aware of the Chinese plans to divert the river. What I am saying is that they can't divert our attention by coming up with these things.
     

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