BJP to visit all border areas: Tarak
ITANAGAR (AONS): Tension prevailed across Arunachal Pradesh after Indian Army and Chinese PLA soldiers clashing at Yangtse, near Tawang on December 9 last. Thus, the ruling BJP has decided to visit all border areas from January 23 next to boost the morale of defence forces, Indian Army and ITBP, state vice president Tarh Tarak told this daily over telephone from Tuting after visiting Kepangla pass on Tuesday.
India shares 3,488-km border with China, while Arunachal alone shares 1,126-km including few tough borders, like Bum La Pass, a Border Personnel Meeting point, 37-km away from Tawang, located at freezing 15,200 feet.
TUTING, Dec 28: There is neither any intrusion no encroachment from other side of the border and peace prevails, said Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, guarding Gelling, last village along Indo-Tibetan border, while interacting with a visiting state BJP team led by vice president Tarh Tarak, spokesperson Techi Necha, library cell convener Porchu Tamin & media co-convener Nima Sange on Tuesday.
The visit to take stock of the ground reality was a befitting reply to neighbouring nation China, which often clams Arunachal Pradesh as its territory.
Gelling GPM Namkha Dorjee, BLC president Ngorup Tsering and many villagers, while briefing a state BJP team, said that there is no problem in border areas and the residents are availing the fruits of implementation of various programmes and policies of state and central Govts.
However, when the villagers desired better road communication in the area, Tarak said that various ongoing development schemes would meet their expectations.
The state Govt. led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who belongs to border area, with clear picture of this Himalayan state has initiated many steps for all-round development and greater welfare of the people. The CM deserves applause for his pragmatic approach to deal with any issue confronting the state to find a conclusive solution.
It is worth mentioned here that Kepangla pass, 4-km away from Gelling, was barter trade route between the India and Tibet which was closed after the 1962 Indo-China War.
Tarak-led team, after saluting the ITBP bravehearts for protecting our mother land against all odds for the countrymen to live in peace, said: Every Indian is proud of your bravery and valor and bow down before Indian Armed Forces.
The team also lauded border villagers for their bonhomie with the ITBP and assured all that the state Govt, particularly union Govt headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would facilitate all round infrastructures developmental across the border areas, a BJP release said.