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LAC has come 50 km within India, claims BJP

June 19, 2010 21:59 IST

A committee set up by the Bharatiya Janata Party to study the reported incursion by Chinese army into Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district claimed that the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has come 50 km within India from the McMohan Line since the Sino-Indian war of 1962.

BJP national secretary Tapir Gao, a member of the team set up by party president Nitin Gadkari which recently visited most Sino-India border areas to study reported incursion by the Chinese army, said that the Chinese were using nomadic tribes to make inroads into India. Indian and Chinese nomads used to graze their yaks and cattle on common grazing grounds since time immemorial, he said, but now Indian nomads were not being allowed to do so by Indian border guards, Gao claimed.

The five-member fact finding committee headed by Bhagat Singh Koshyari, MP, has submitted a preliminary report to Gadkari during BJP national executive meeting in Patna last week. The final report will be submitted in September. Gao said while infrastructure on the other side of the border was being developed, that on the Indian side was taking time because of lack of clearance from forest and other departments. Gao also demanded a thorough probe before granting asylum to Guan Liang, a Chinese youth arrested in Arunachal for entering into India without valid documents last month.

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