China Erects Border Military Bases from Ladakh to Arunachal Under Guise of Village Settlement, 34.4K Crores Invested

Chinese Military Establishes Bases Near LAC Villages in Arunachal Pradesh

The Chinese military has been creating military bases around villages near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh. The infrastructure in these villages has been developed in such a way that it can be used as military outposts. These villages have features such as watchtowers, large warehouses, and concrete structures that provide signals in the direction of LAC. Security agencies involved in protecting the LAC have provided extensive information to the central government in this context.

China has reportedly established 628 villages named “Xiaokang,” covering approximately 3,488 kilometers near the LAC. The term “Xiaokang” translates to “prosperous” in the Chinese language. Most of these villages are located close to the borders of Uttarakhand, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh. These villages have facilities like monitoring posts, storage, and helipads.

India’s Vibrant Village Plan in Response to China

India has devised a “Vibrant Village Plan,” encompassing 2,900 villages, all situated along the LAC. Developing infrastructure in these villages becomes more challenging as it is in direct competition with China’s efforts in the region. Therefore, the government has identified those villages that have been displaced. A significant portion of these villages is located in Uttarakhand. Their relocation is a part of the Vibrant Village Plan.

China Connects Every Village with Paved Roads

Indian security experts suggest that the Chinese military is demanding that these villages be used as observation posts during times of peace. When there is a military standoff, these villages will serve as advanced cantonments. A notable fact is that these villages have been connected with concrete roads, making it difficult for Indian forces in North, Central, and Eastern sectors to work in a time-critical manner.

New Villages Have Incurred Costs of 34,400 Crores

According to information from security agencies, China has spent around 30 billion yuan, roughly equivalent to ₹34,400 crores, to create new villages. Furthermore, residents of these villages are being provided special subsidies, ranging from ₹55,000 to ₹85,000 annually.

The 20th Round of Corps Commander-Level Talks Between October 9 and 10 

India and China held the 20th round of Corps Commander-level talks, focusing on discussions related to LAC and other issues. The Foreign Ministry released information about this meeting. According to the Ministry, the meeting addressed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and other issues between India and China.

The Ministry noted that the discussion between India and China involved the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and other issues. It also expressed that a bilateral mechanism would address these challenges. Additionally, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not yet commented on the outcomes of the meeting.

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