NEW DELHI, Sept 4 - Indian Army on Wednesday denied any Chinese incursion into Arunachal Pradesh.
Reacting to media reports, the Army said that the area being referred to in the media report on �some electronic channels�, is the area of Fish Tail. There is differing perception of the alignment of the Line of Control, as in many other areas. The terrain is thickly vegetated and all movements are undertaken on foot along Nalas and streams. During monsoons whenever the Nalas are in spate, temporary bridges are constructed by the patrols for their movement.
Army said being an area of differing claims, troops routinely from either side patrol the area. In addition, civilian hunters and herb collectors also frequent here during summer months.
It is reiterated that there is no permanent presence of either Chinese soldiers or civilians in the area and surveillance is maintained by our troops.
India and China have well established diplomatic and military mechanisms to address all issues in border areas. The two sides agree that maintenance of peace and tranquillity in all areas of India-China border areas as a prerequisite to smooth development of overall bilateral relations. Both countries have also agreed to work towards a fair reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement of the boundary question on the basis of 2005 Agreement on Political Parameters and Guiding Principles, said the Army.
China has yet again tried to enter the Indian territory, in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh by constructing a wooden bridge over Doimru Nallah.
The development was disclosed by BJP MP Tapir Gao. He said that the video was recorded by a BJP worker during the month of August.
Tapir Gao said that the Chinese Army built the bridge over a month ago and there are several incursion points in Arunachal Pradesh.
�It can be noticed that the bridge has been recently built. There are foot marks near the bridge. It is a big security issue. I would like to request the administration to take it seriously,� Gao tweeted.