PM Modi on May 16 held an engaging interaction with community leaders of various tribes of northeastern state Arunachal Pradesh. The meeting was held at his residence at Lok Kalyan Marg in the National Capital. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu also participated in the meeting and thanked PM Modi for his support on border issues. The tribal community leaders also thanked Prime Minister Modi for various development in the state. PM Modi happily interacted with tribal community leaders.
China made yet another attempt to rename places in Arunachal Pradesh. The move invited opposition from the US slamming its expansionist mindset. The first batch of the standardised names of six places in Arunachal Pradesh was released in 2017 and the second batch of 15 places was issued in 2021.
A month after a clash between Indian and Chinese troops along the LAC in the Tawang sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Arunachal Pradesh to inaugurate a series of development projects. One of the biggest highlights of his trip is the inauguration of a strategically important project of Siyom Bridge. Additionally, Singh also inaugurated 28 projects of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). The infrastructural boost in the region comes as the border dispute between India and China worsened over the last few years. Rajnath Singh also talked about the India-China clash and said India hasn’t captured even an inch of land.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on December 16 said that the situation has become normal in the Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh. “An unfortunate incident happened in Tawang on December 09 when Chinese came there in Yangtse sector. I'm MLA from Yangtse sector and in Mumbai which means situation is normal there. It isn't the era of 1962, it's the era of PM Modi in 2022,” said Pema Khandu in Mumbai. The clash near Yangtse along the LAC in the sensitive sector took place last Friday amid the over 30-month border standoff between the two sides in eastern Ladakh. On Tuesday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament in New Delhi that the Indian Army thwarted an attempt by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) to "unilaterally" change the status quo at Yangtse area in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on December 9. "The Indian Army bravely prevented the PLA from encroaching on our territory, and forced them to withdraw to their posts. Some soldiers from both sides were injured in the skirmish," he said in his statement in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.There were no fatalities or serious injuries to Indian troops in the scuffle, he added. Meanwhile, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price also told reporters that the US is closely monitoring the situation between India and China.
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