China preventing India from patrolling border


(, Sep04, 2013) Chinese troops have not been letting their Indian counterparts to patrol the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), mostly in eastern Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, reported Sep 3, citing a ground situation report commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The report did not say, however, how the Chinese were obstructing the Indians.

The ground situation report was delivered to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Aug 2013 by National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) chairperson Shyam Saran, the report added.

The report was said to have prompted the Prime Minister to instruct Saran to visit eastern Ladakh and Siachen sectors in the first week of August to review infrastructure development and security situation there. New Delhi was also reported to have set up an inter-ministerial panel to monitor the LAC situation and also instructed concerned officials to remove the bureaucratic hurdles in Ladakh to speed up infrastructure development.

Chinese troops were reported to have been particularly aggressive in the Daulet Beg Oldi (DBO) sector, Depsang Bulge and Chumar in Ladakh.

Much of the border between Chinese occupied Tibet and India have never been properly demarcated and is referred to as the Line of Actual control. However, due to the differences in their perceptions of their respective LAC, claims and counterclaims of border intrusions and assertions of control have been frequent, sometimes requiring direct talks between New Delhi and Beijing.


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