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Monday, 14 September 2009

Chinese Army taking Indian land by inches and not yards

The Chinese army has done some construction activities along the international border across Karakoram ranges in Ladakh sector for the first time since the 1962 stand-off between the two countries with a report of Jammu and Kashmir government saying that they have been taking “land in inches and not in yards”.
The Chinese Army PLA has been engaged in construction activities across the Karakoram ranges which could be used for either stationing of additional personnel or mounting a camera for monitoring Indian troop movement, official sources said.
The Karakoram pass falls precisely on the boundary between India and China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, marking northern end of Sino-Indian border, known as the Line of Actual Control.
It also plays a major geographic role in the dispute between Pakistan and India over control of the Siachen Glacier area immediately to the west of the pass. This situation arose from the Simla Agreement, signed in 1972 between India and Pakistan, when t he treaty failed to specify the last 100 km of ceasefire line from end of the Line of Control to Karakoram Pass.
The West of the Pass is also referred as China-Indian-Pakistani tripoint

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