Republic of India and China India, China hold border meet over Tuting incident

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General Bipin Rawat said that the Tutung issue had been resolved. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...ng-incident/article22396628.ece?homepage=true

Chinese civilians resorted to building a road in Arunachal Pradesh

India and China held a Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) last week to resolve the incident of road building by Chinese civilians at Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh.

“Tuting issue has been resolved. A border meeting was held two days back,” Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said on Monday. He was speaking to the media on the sidelines of an Army-industry seminar on indigenisation.

In December last week, a group of Chinese civilians were noticed undertaking track alignment activity about one kilometre inside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tuting area. On December 28, a joint team of Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) stopped them and sent them back during which some civil construction equipment, including two excavators, were left behind. Officials had said that there was no face-off at the site.

There are five BPM points along the LAC at Bum La and Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh, Daulat Beg Oldi and Chushul in Ladakh and Nathu La in Sikkim.

China cuts troops near Doklam

In a separate development, China has withdrawn a large part of its troops deployed near Doklam tri-junction in Chumbi valley.

“There is major reduction in the Chinese troop strength,” Gen. Rawat said in response to questions on the issue.

Last year, the two armies were engaged in a 73-day standoff at Doklam near the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction after Indian soldiers prevented Chinese from building a road in the disputed territory. After prolonged diplomatic negotiations, the two sides announced disengagement on August 28.

China, which does not have forces close to the LAC, had deployed additional soldiers near Doklam on its side which were not withdrawn even after the end of the standoff and their annual exercises in Chumbi valley. They also began bundling temporary facilities to sustain troops in the winter months.
 

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Army well prepared, China unlikely to try any misadventure: Eastern Command

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...ern-command/story-HpOydnGJhTLJ2g0WiJbzeI.html

Lt Gen Krishna said that in Tuting, China had to run away leaving their equipment behind.
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 14:51 IST
Press Trust of India, Kolkata

Army says it is developing logistics and infrastructure on the strategic Bramhaputra River that flows down from China into Arunachal and then into Assam.(PTI File Photo)

  • The Indian Army is very well prepared everywhere and China is unlikely to try any misadventure any more, GOC-in-C, Eastern Command, Lt Gen Abhay Krishna said on Monday.

    He was referring to the latest incident of a Chinese road-building team breaching into Indian territory at Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh.

    Krishna said the Indian Army was there and the Chinese had to retreat leaving behind their equipment.

    “We are very well prepared all over. In Tuting, we were there and they had to run away leaving their equipment behind. I don’t think they will try any of these misadventures any more,” Lt Gen Krishna, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Army Command told newspersons here on the occasion of Army Day.

    Krisha said this in reply to a question on the preparedness of the Indian Army following the 74-day Doklam standoff at the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction over Chinese road-building efforts inside Bhutanese territory.

    Asked whether the Indian Army returned the road construction equipment to the Chinese in Tuting that they had left behind, he said it has been given back to them a few days after.

    “We are a very mature nation. So we have returned it. It was returned after few days when they came back and negotiated. We identified to them the line on the ground that from here onwards you cannot get across because the Indian territory starts from there.

    “They understood all that and they apologised. They said that it was possibly a mistake on the part of the people on the ground and it won’t happen again,” the GOC-in-C said.

    “We are there, we are prepared for any eventuality. We will do our best and give our best to safeguard the territorial integrity,” he asserted.

    Krishna said that there has been no change in status quo at Doklam since August 28.


    He said that the Army is developing logistics and infrastructure on the strategic Bramhaputra River that flows down from China into Arunachal and then into Assam.

    “Troops have to move fast in case of any eventuality. The entire Indian Army can’t be sitting on the border all the time. We are spread all over, so we need to have all the means available to reach in the least possible time. So we need all these resources available,” the Eastern Army Commander said.

    Answering a query on available logistics and infrastructure in remote areas in the north-east in view of the recent incursion near Tuting, he said the Indian Army has its footprints everywhere.

    “Every area cannot be so well prepared. Arunachal is a huge state, but we have our footprints everywhere and it is our job to reach there. We don’t have to have a road to reach everywhere,” he said.

    All these areas are under surveillance, he said that while some areas are patrolled regularly, some are checked periodically depending on what the forces visualise and anticipate.

    Krishna said that raising of the Mountain Strike Core was going on.

    Asked whether some units of the core would be based in West Bengal, he said the Mountain Strike Core has a number of units and “so obviously they will be spread.”
 

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This incident is nothing on a strategic and military scale as the Chinese civilians tried to sneak in but were checked and their hardware confiscated. Only media thinks, it is big because they need headlines.

They came, they lost, they went back hence what is so great about this incident.

A hotline is being established to avoid future incidents like that.

After Doklam incident of last year, Chinese know that it is not 1962 anymore.
 

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Ministry of Defence
05-February, 2018 16:35 IST

Chinese Road in Arunachal Pradesh

On 28th December, 2017, an Indian Army patrol observed three civilians believed to be Chinese nationals carrying out track construction in the Shiyung La area (District: Upper Siang, Arunachal Pradesh) approximately one kilometre on the Indian side of the LAC. The three civilians returned to the Chinese side of the LAC on seeing the Indian Army patrol. As per the agreed modalities, a Flag Meeting was arranged to discuss the intrusion. The Chinese side admitted that the three civilians had crossed over the LAC and agreed to withdraw their equipment immediately.

Government regularly takes up such matters along the LAC with the Chinese side through established mechanisms including Border Personnel Meetings, Flag Meetings, meetings of Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on India-China Border Affairs, as well as through diplomatic channels.

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr.SubhashBhamre in a written reply to Shri Ripun Bora in Rajya Sabha today.
 

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