From Bhupen Goswami
Guwahathi: Amid the ongoing dispute with India, China is trying to continuously strengthen infrastructure near the border. Chinese infiltration has been reported once again in the eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. In Arunachal, China has once again gone dirty. A senior Indian Air Force official from Arunachal Pradesh informed about the infiltration and said that China has seen a new railway line on Anjao. This new railway line was not there earlier. It has been built in recent times. This railway line is close to the McMahon line between Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh. It is reported that China has increased the deployment of its patrol boats in close to the McMahon line in Arunachal Pradesh.
These areas are near the line of actual control in Arunachal Pradesh. On Monday, the China Railway announced the award of two tunnels, a bridge and electrification work on the Sichuan-Tibet rail route. These works will be in the Yan-Linhi section. The work on the ground will start soon after the names of the working companies are fixed. The work on the Sichuan-Tibet rail route will be the second project of the railway connecting Tibet with China. Earlier, the Qinghai-Tibet rail route has been completed. Like the ready rail route, the new rail route will also be ready to cope with the hilly difficulties. It is the most elevated area in the world. The work of the Sichuan-Tibet rail route will start from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province.
This rail route will connect Tibet through Yan and Kamdo. With the preparation of this rail route, the journey from Chengdu to Lhasa will come down from 48 hours to 13 hours. The new-to-become Yan-Linhi rail section will have a length of 1,011 kms and will have a total of 26 stations. The train will run at a speed of 120 to 200 kilometres per hour on this route. The project will cost $47.8 billion (Rs 3.56 lakh crore). Linhi is also known as Nyingchi. The area is close to the Indian province of Arunachal Pradesh. In this respect, through this one railway project, China is trying to get closer to both Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. It may be known that China has been claiming Arunachal as southern Tibet for years. But India has rejected his claim.
China has also built an airport in Linhi. The airport is one of the five airports built in the Himalayan region. Following the news, the Indian Air Force has stepped up its activity in the Indo-China border areas. Both the Army and the Air Force are fully presenting along the Line of Actual Control of Arunachal Pradesh. Air Force officer informed that the Integrated Military Organization of all land, sea, strategic missiles and air forces of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been repeatedly increasing unnecessary activity along the line of actual control of India. Thereafter, there was no question of the Indian Army and the Air Force sitting soup. According to khabar, the Indian Air Force has also built an emergency airport in the McMahon line.
The Indian Air Force’s multi-purpose an-32 aircraft arrived at the McMahon Line Airport in Arunachal Pradesh bordering China on Tuesday to thwart the dirty speed run by China. The aircraft practiced landing and takeoff. Army activities have increased at McMahon Line Airport, the nearest air base to the border. For nearly two months, the airport area has been converted into an army cantonment. The days of the army vehicles are reaching the batch.
The Army Jawans are being sent to the border after rest. Two days ago, the air force officers from the helicopter from Tezpur Indian Air Force Centre to Arunachal China border took stock of the airport here. Air Force’s multi-purpose aircraft an-32 arrived at Tezpur Indian Air Force Centre on Tuesday. The aircraft practiced landing and takeoff five times on the runway. Earlier, Air Force officials have also set up their communication systems at this air base. However, being associated with national security, army officials maintained a distance from the media. The general public is also not being given the vicinity of the airport area. Later in the afternoon, the Air Force aircraft returned to Tezpur Indian Air Force Centre with army officers.