Chinese village: AAPSU demands counter-measures against Beijing's 'expansionist' move
(Sourced from PTI)
The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) on Thursday said it has taken serious note of China reportedly establishing a village in Upper Subansiri district in the northeastern state and demanded that the Centre initiates appropriate counter-measures to check Beijing's "expansionist" move. "Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and the people are proud and patriotic Indians," AAPSU Chief Hawa Bagang stated.
Condemning China's "provocative" move, the apex students' body of the state alleged that the Centre's "lethargic and non-committal" approach other than mere lip service vis-a-vis Chinese antics is emboldening the neighboring country to carry out their "expansionist design."
"Chinese claim over our state has given rise to myriad problems, notably the stapled visa issue and Siang river imbroglio, which still remains inconclusive till date despite the union bringing up the issue at the highest level several times," Bagang said. "If the nation calls for duty, the youths are ready to stand up even with arms to defend the country," he added.
The AAPSU also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the happenings in the frontier state seriously not only in terms of military deployment but also match with China in terms of infrastructure development and road connectivity.
Ties between India and China have soured further since a border standoff erupted in early-May last year in eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Since the escalations, China has explicitly claimed Arunachal Pradesh in its entirety as south Tibet. Amid such contentious statements, several diplomatic and military-level talks between India and China have failed to fully resolve the conflict.