The Indian government refused to admit the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) intruded into the border territory patrolled by Indian forces until May of last year. PM Modi’s statement that nobody “intruded” into India has been criticised by opposition parties, who claim that satellite images show the PLA’s alleged presence in Ladakh.
Subramanian Swamy, a senior parliamentarian from India’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has launched a political attack on the Narendra Modi government for not acknowledging the “land grab” by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) along the eastern Ladakh border, the site of an ongoing military face-off between the two countries.
Swamy said in his tweet that the matter concerns not only eastern Ladakh, but also Indian territory in northeastern Arunachal Pradesh. New Delhi’s control of the territory is also disputed by Beijing, which claims it is part of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR).
Thupstan Chhewang, a former MP from Ladakh, in October of last year claimed the PLA had transgressed further into Indian territory at Pangong-Tso. The latter is one of the disputed points and where the militaries of the two countries have been engaged in a standoff since April 2020. The ex-MP made his observations during an interview with the newspaper The Hindu.
The claim by Chhewang was denied…