Indian troops on high alert after China threatens military action in Arunachal, says Indian media

New Delhi, November 09 (KMS): Chinese entities have upped the ante against India and threatened a military action in Arunachal Pradesh through a flurry of posts on Twitter, Indian media reported adding that New Delhi has put its troops on high alert both in Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh.

The aggressive social media campaign comes on the heels of a recent report by the Pentagon that claimed that China has built a 100-home civilian village in the disputed territory in Arunachal Pradesh, according to reports.

Various handles have cropped up on social media and are releasing videos and photos of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops on the Indian border.

In one such picture, Indian troops are seen holding ears in front of the Chinese Army, most probably in Ladakh region as a mark of submission.

A report in Economic Times said Twitter has been flooded with images and information on PLA troops posted at the Indian border. India recently issued a high-alert on both the Ladakh and Arunachal borders in this regard.

The development comes two days after the US department of defense report was released. Following the report, a Twitter post claimed the Chinese military has advanced to the Tawang border in Arunachal Pradesh with the intent of taking control of the Dongzhang waterfall.

Another Twitter post by a verified Chinese state media-affiliated account was about the 2020 Galwan Valley clash in Ladakh, one of the worst border-area clashes in 45 years.

As per Indian media, military talks between India and China have failed to resolve border-related issues in eastern Ladakh. The Chinese army did not agree to pull back troops from friction sites in Gogra, Hot Springs and Demchok. They also refused to let the Indian army patrol the strategically-located Depsang Plains.

Since the failure of dialogue between the two sides, the Indian army has been on high alert in Ladakh and Arunachal border areas. China, on the other hand, has conducted large-scale exercises in Tibet and claims to conduct air exercises in the region in mid-December.

PTI reported that a specialised engineering wing of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police has decided to construct roads and foot tracks along the Line of Actual Control to speed up connectivity among its posts in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.