Highlights:

  • MEA: India is keeping a constant observation on all developments having a bearing on the country’s security
  • India has been looking continuously into all the reports
  • The government of India remains committed to its objective of creating infrastructure including in Arunachal Pradesh

MEA spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava on Monday said that in a cautious reaction to a report that China has built a village in the disputed region of Arunachal Pradesh and it consisted of about 101 homes. He mentioned that India is keeping a constant observation of all developments having a bearing on the country’s security. He added that India is also taking all the necessary measures to safeguard the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. “The nation has taken all the measured steps to level up the construction of border infrastructure, including roads and bridges for the improvement of the livelihood of its citizens”, said Mr. Srivastava.

MEA spokesperson also said that India has been looking continuously into all the reports and adds that the counterpart has undertaken such infrastructure construction activity in the past several years. Ministry of External affairs further asserted that the Government of India remains committed to its objective of creating infrastructure including in Arunachal Pradesh.

Reportedly, the satellite images which made the situation stir up show that on August 26, 2019, no human habitation was found but November 2020 shows a row of structures. For over eight months, India and China are locked in a bitter border row in eastern Ladakh. Since then, both the army as well as the IAF have been maintaining a high state of operational readiness along the border area.

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