Friday, February 01, 2008

Whats cooking at China Front?

If you have noticed in last several weeks there has been some high level activity at China Front.
This week, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh travelled to Arunachal Pradesh on his maiden visit, First Prime Minister to Visit after a Gap of 13 Years! Unfortunately, he skipped Tawang! Tawang has symbolic and historic significance as several Indian soldiers laid down their lives during the 1962 war with Chinat. It was all the more important as China was laying claim on it.

"The sun kisses India first in Arunachal Pradesh," Singh said at a public rally in Itanagar, the state capital. "It is our land of the rising sun."

During his visit he laid foundation of a number of major projects. The projects include the 3,000 MW Debang Multi Purpose Hydro Electricity Project, the largest in the country to be executed by NHPC. Singh will also lay the foundation stone of the Harmoti-Itanagar railway line putting the state on India's railway map.  Dr. Singh announced a grant of 60 lakh rupees to improve the facilities in the transit camps for the forces posted in the border area. 

Only last Week, Former Army chief Gen Joginder Jaswant Singh was today appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. JJ Singh is known for his intimate knowledge of Arunachal Pradesh.

Today, Army and air force commanders in Arunachal Pradesh will apprise Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of their concerns about their assessment of China's infrastructure growth and its military capabilities.

In another incident,
China has lodged a diplomatic protest over Indian military activity in Sikkim and claimed that Indian troops were trying to be active on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that divides their troops along the disputed Himalayan border.

Is Govt suspecting something sinister?

Question: Who is gentleman who is so "lovingly" Hugging Chinese armymen?

Answer: None otherthan Arunachal Pradesh Congress Chief Minsiter Dorjee Khandu

Commenting on the controversy, Gegong Apang, Former Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh said:"Neither did he obtain prior permission from me or from Governor or from the Union Ministry of External Affairs."

While it is obligatory for all ministers, who want to travel to a foreign country, to obtain necessary clearances from the Centre.!!

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