Incursions by Chinese nomads on rise

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  1. MonkeyBoy4u

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    Source : Tribune India

    Leh, December 4
    After media reports of China objecting to the construction of a link road near Demchok in eastern Ladakh on the China border, the councillors of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, representing border areas have revealed that the local nomads have always feared a Chinese incursion.

    Dorjey Stanzin, Executive Councillor for Education, who represents the Tangtse constituency of eastern Ladakh, says, “Incursions into Ladakh by Chinese nomads were first noticed. The nomads entered the Indian territory for grazing by their animals two or three times. Later, the Chinese army occupied these pastures by pitching tents there.”

    He says, “This kind of incursions has increased with the reopening of Nyoma and Daulat Beg Oldi advance landing ground airports along the China border.” Nyoma and Daulat Beg Oldi were closed after the 1962 war, but were reopened last year.

    Dorjey says, “Local nomads complained to me in October that Chinese nomads were seen with their animals grazing on their pasture lands at Dumcheli and Skagjung sectors on the Indian side. Local people were upset as these were reserved pastures for winter.”

    The Chinese army has also occupied some main pastures in the recent years. Dorjey says, “Hot Spring near Changchenmo in the Durbuk block, Jagvan 2 near Daulat Beg Oldi airport, where Indian Army porters used to camp, and Dumcheli are now occupied by the Chinese army. They also have constructed a shopping complex at Dumcheli.”

    Councillor Chotar Tsering, who represents the Korzok constituency of south eastern Ladakh, says, “The Chinese army in 2006 threatened the local nomads to vacate the Chumur sector. When the locals claimed ownership over the land, the Chinese army demanded the ownership proof.”

    Tsering adds, “To counter their claim, revenue land record has now been distributed to each and every nomad of the Chumur sector.”
     
  2. technomedic

    technomedic Technomedic

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    Sir this news reminds me of your signature :D here it goes (The Land is so barren & the passes so high that only our fiercest enemies or our best friends would want to visit us

    Ladakhi Saying ...)
     
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    pulsurge Deepak Dongre

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    Expect our Govt. to sleep over it.
     
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    :D yup the saying is so true !

    Yup thats true.

    This news item is also of interest because now one can actually go to Daulat Beg Oldi which I guess was out of bounds earlier ?
     
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    I think DBO is still out of bounds for the civilians. And it has newly built air strip too. The army is well aware of all the activities of chinese.
     
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    anupmathur Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Somehow, this is a bit hard to believe! :(
     
  7. Yogesh Sarkar

    Yogesh Sarkar Administrator

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    I don't see how the army wouldn't know this is happening, after all it is not like that the LAC isn't monitored and they don't receive intelligence and other inputs from locals.
     
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    anupmathur Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If such were the case Kargil would never have happened! :p
     
  9. adv.sunny

    adv.sunny the touring Seikh

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    we are more concerned than our govt.

    proud to be an Indian and a BCMTian.
     
  10. Yogesh Sarkar

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    Army knew even at that time, as the locals had warned them well in advance. However the top brass as usual never acted and the officers in the field were just waiting for their puppet masters to arrive.

    In any case, it was a different scenario, because the army used to pull out from there in winter. This does not happens in Ladakh, and I find it highly undeliverable, that army wouldn't know what is going on along the LAC. And if they don't, then frankly we need to send some other forces in, because it would mean that army has become completely incompetent.
     

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