Sunday, August 18, 2013


Recently there was a fresh intrusion by PLA in Arunachal Pradesh. The Chinese came in with platoon strength troops and stayed out for several days before a flag meeting was held and they finally retreated. As per information available, Indian troops too remained in the area till the PLA left and accordingly a platoon of an infantry battalion stayed put.

As per highly placed sources, who kept the information flowing out from the area despite a virtual gag order, the PLA came well prepared to stay on for a prolonged period of time and were accompanied by porters who carried tents and other supplies.

Quite predictably, the public relations apparatus of the Army denied the fresh PLA foray and tried its best to downplay the entire incident. Their knee-jerk response is understandable because of the massive public furore in the country after the Depsang incident in Ladakh. And with the Parliament in session, any leaking of this new incident would have been extremely harmful for the government.

Certain section of the media, however, did their job and brought out the reports pertaining to the fact that the PLA was deep into Arunachal and was refusing to go back. Many others in the media, however, chose to remain silent and complied with the requests of whoever wanted them to stay mum.

However, what has now come to light is the fact that this was not the first time that the Chinese have come into this area and showed their strength. They were here earlier in the year too and left tell-tale signs of their stay. Discarded cigarette packs, candy packets, eatables packs, slogans painted on the trees, rocks etc were discovered by Indian troops and were well documented in the form of photographs.

It is these photographs, evidence of earlier intrusion, which are being put up in this blog. Hitherto unseen evidence of PLA deliberately leaving their tell-tale signs of illegal stay in Indian territory. These signs are also left in a similar manner in other areas where the PLA deliberately enters into the Indian side of the LAC-Himachal, Uttarakhand and Ladakh.

Silence and cover-ups will not make the problem go away. This ostrich-like attitude will harm the nation. But those who do not understand long term implications and are just interested in protecting their own interests, will not understand this.

The pictures speak for themselves.