The BJP MP from Arunachal Pradesh Tapir Gao admitted of the latest People’s Liberation Army faceoff with the Indian army in Tawang sector and said that this is not the same old India of 1962, Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s India is stronger, and China will never succeed in its expansion policy in the context of India.
According to reports, Indian and Chinese are engaged in a brief clash near Yangtse in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh last week, which was resolved following talks between the two sides’ local commanders in accordance with established protocols.
MP Tapir Gao hit out at China over reports of ‘incursion’ in the frontier state by its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and said they will never “succeed” in their attempt of seizure of land.
According to reports, Chinese troops crossed over to the Indian side near Yangste in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector last week, and some of them were detained by the Army for a few hours before the issue was resolved through established mechanisms.
“There will always be mischievous activities of Chinese PLA as it is a part of their expansion policy but they won’t be able to trespass Indian territory. They will fail all the time,” said Gao.
He said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre and state Chief Minister Pema Khandu in Arunachal Pradesh, China will not be able to cross even an inch inside Indian territory in the frontier state as both the governments are taking this issue “seriously” and various initiatives are being taken to strengthen the border infrastructure.
Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji, we have well-equipped roads, bridges, and the military. The Pema Khandu-led government has also decided to develop border villages. So, we are fully secure,” Gao, who represents the Arunachal East parliamentary constituency said.
The BJP MP who had earlier also claimed Chinese incursion in Arunachal Pradesh and raised the issue in the Parliament said he had conveyed to the top bosses in Delhi on the issue.
China claims all of Arunachal as “South Tibet”. It is particularly interested in Tawang, the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama and hosts to the Galden Namgey Lhatse(also called Tawang Monastery), the second-largest monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in the world and the largest outside Tibet. It was built on the wishes of the fifth Dalai Lama.
China fears the Dalai Lama may ordain his successor outside Tibet — within the Tibetan community in India, perhaps at Tawang.