Jammu: Concerned over reported incursions and
clandestine occupation of strategic posts in Ladakh by China,
a senior BJP leader today said the government should take the
nation into confidence about the situation along the border.
"The nation needs to be taken into confidence by making
public the recommendation of the China Study Group on border
infrastructure development to devise strategy for safeguarding
the integrity and sovereignty of the country," BJP National
Executive member and former J-K unit chief Nirmal Singh told
Singh was one of the members of BJP`s fact-finding team
set up by the party`s national president Nitin Gadkari in
January to go into the reported incursions by Chinese People`s
Liberation Army on Indian soil.
After close interaction with Army, political leaders in
Ladakh, people from border areas and officers of state
administration, the BJP leader said some areas were under
dispute as they were claimed by both India and China.
Although India and China are holding positions at the
Line of Actual Control, but LAC is not a properly defined line
and both countries are having different perceptions about the
position of LAC, he said.
Singh said that the Chinese strategy seems to be to
advance slowly along LAC and bring it in line with their claim
during future boundary talks.
"Aksai Chin is of utmost importance for China to keep
effective control on Tibet," he said adding the scripting of
Chinese signs on our boundary at Mangyur and T-Point was part
of this strategy.
He said according to Army personnel, there is no change
on the ground since 1962 as the Chinese Army`s forward posts
are at the same place where they are earlier.
He said a preliminary report of the panel was presented
at BJP National Executive meet at Patna last week.