For another round of military commander-level talks, senior officials of both China and India met at Chushul on Monday to talk the solution of the current stiff situation at LAC (Line of Actual Control) in eastern Ladakh.
PLA raised issue of Indian infrastructure on the border that could poses threat to multi billion dollar China-Pakistan economic border
During the meeting PLA (People’s Liberation Army) raised their concern for Indian infrastructure in Ladakh region with the fear that it could poses a threat to the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan economic corridor. However, India rejected Chinese concerns over the Indian infrastructure clearing that the infrastructure along the 3,488 km Line of Actual Control (LAC) is responsible for the ongoing military tension among the troops of both the countries clearing that Chinese PLA (People’s Liberation Army) has already constructed and building numerous roads and communication networks on the Chinese side of the border.
India clears that infrastructure constructed by India is far away from LAC including clearing that Indian Government doesn’t need permission from PLA for anything
A senior official said that firstly the bridges that were inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh are always from the border and would facilitate the transportation for military. Secondly, this is the first time that China has raised issue about the Indian infrastructure on LAC during the ongoing talks among the countries. And third, China has built and continuing the construction of numerous roads and other telecommunication infrastructure on it side of LAC and as for India, Indian Government doesn’t need permission from Chinese PLA to build infrastructure in the Indian side of LAC.
The situation on LAC is intense since May this year. Its for the first time in decades that the troops of both the countries are opposite each other in eastern part of Ladakh. The current situation at LAC after China tried to pursue some parts of Ladakh claiming its rights according to 1959 cartographical claim line.