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Pangong-Tso Lake of “3 Idiots” is now taken over by China

AsiaPangong-Tso Lake of "3 Idiots" is now taken over by China

Pangong-Tso Lake screened in “3 Idiots”, exotic lake with sandy beaches is now taken over by China while India keeps monitering situation.

Pangong-Tso Lake of “3 Idiots” is now taken over by China

As China builds bridges and villages in India, GOI says the situation is being “monitored” and “closely watched” drawing criticism from Congress.  “We are monitoring the situation” says India on Chinese infiltration. In the meantime, the Chinese are advertising Pangong Lake as a famous tourist spot

Shen Shiwei @shen_shiwei on Twitter claims, “Actually, #PangongTso in #China is open to tourists at home and abroad for quite a long time. The lake is near Chinese national highway, a good place for self-driving travel. We have a resort on the lake there. 😆

How can China claim Pangong area and the Lake was open to tourists for a long time when the movie “3 Idiots” of 2009 had the lake in Indian terroritory?

Two bridges built by China in Pangong area are done illegally

Two bridges built by China in Pangong area are done illegally on Indian territory and PM Modi is being criticized for his silence as China builds second bridge while the government saying they are keeping, “A constant watch on all developments and  that have a bearing on India’s security and takes all necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” according to MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

In Bagchi’s statement on Friday, he reiterated that the government “keeps a constant watch on all developments that have a bearing on India’s security and takes all necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

A senior defence establishment officer said it was earlier thought that the second bridge was a temporary structure built for facilitating work on the first bridge. He said they thought the “first one was the permanent bridge, and the second one was a temporary structure for facilitation.” But, he said, “it is the other way round now”. “This is the permanent bridge” and the first one seems to have been built to help in building this, he said.

Asked when the construction work had started, the officer said though the area was being monitored, they “didn’t keep the timelines” for the second bridge as it was assumed to be a temporary structure. However, he said, work has been going on for a few months now.

The bridge is situated around 20 km east of Finger 8 on the north bank of the lake, where India says is the point that marks the LAC. But by road, it would be over 35 km from Finger 8. The area has been under Chinese control since 1958, although it is just west of India’s claim line, which, according to India, is its international boundary.

It is just east of a ruin named Khurnak Fort, where China has major frontier defence bases. The region is called Rutong County by China. China has a frontier defence company at the Khurnak Fort, and a water squadron further east at Banmozhang.

The bridge is near the halfway mark of the boomerang-shaped, 135- km-long Pangong Tso. India has about 45 km of the lake under its control.

The MEA, in a statement, said India has not accepted China’s “unjustified claim” or “such construction activities”.  However, the constructions continue, unchallanged.  Perhaps, in such a situation, what can India do?

Congress Questions PM Modi’s Silence

Congress: PM Modi’s silence on Chinese infiltration tells a hundred stories and say,  “The PM’s silence on Chinese infiltration of our land tells a hundred stories.

It tells the story of cowardice.
It tells the story of ignorance.
It tells the story of ‘pseudo-nationalism’.

India Unprepared

In January 2022, Army Chief General Naravane said that India is more than adequately prepared to deal with any military ramifications that the new Chinese Land Border Law might bring, Indian Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane said. “Any Border Law which is not legally tenable and which is not in agreement with the agreements we have had in the past, obviously cannot be binding on us.”  However, presently, it seems India is silent on China’s continuous infiltration and constructions.

2020–2022 China–India Galwan Battle

Especially after the Galwan battle, the Indian government may be realizing that this infiltration is always a challange to the Indian military.

Starting on 5 May 2020, Chinese and Indian troops fought in an aggressive battle where Indian and Chinese soldiers were brutally massacred with knives and crude weapons at locations along the Sino-Indian border, including near the disputed Pangong Lake in Ladakh and the Tibet Autonomous Region, and near the border between Sikkim and the Tibet Autonomous Region. Additional clashes also took place at locations in eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

“Nepali observers confirm the “Indian hand” for the unceremonious ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan in Pakistan last month

Meantime, it is shared by Nepal that, “Nepali observers confirm the “Indian hand” for the unceremonious ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan in Pakistan last month (April) and the “dangerous” demonstrations that destabilized not only friendly nation Sri Lanka but also forced the sitting Prime Minister Mahinda Rajpaksha to prefer a “grand escapade” to save his and family-men lives.”  This claim, true or false is enough to set doubts in the minds of neighbors and destabilize relations with them and things are not looking very good on the neighbor fronts.

 

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