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Ex-BJP leader admits India has lost more land in Ladakh to China

BEIJING: A former parliamentarian of the ruling BJP, Thupstan Chhewang, admitted on Friday that India has misplaced extra land within the Ladakh area of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to China’s troops.

Speaking to The Hindu, the ex-leader of the nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party stated the extra territory included Fingers 2 and three of the north financial institution of Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh.

Chhewang, who has represented Ladakh previously, stated the scenario on the border was ‘vital’, with Chinese troops capturing outstanding positions. “Even Hot Springs area they have not fully vacated… this is what we have come to know from locals,” he was quoted as saying.

He claimed of getting acquired info from locals dwelling alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that Indian troopers have been dwelling in “inadequate tents in sub-zero conditions”.

India-China standoff

The hassle started early in April when New Delhi says Chinese troops intruded deep into what it claimed was ‘India’s aspect’ of the LAC within the Ladakh sector, which adjoins the Tibetan plateau.

Beijing claimed the world to be its territory and blamed Indian highway development exercise within the space for ‘destabilising the scenario’.

So far, there was no signal of a troop pullback regardless that winter is approaching, and the world is taken into account uninhabitable.

In October, Indian and Chinese navy commanders stated they held “positive, constructive” discussions on disengaging troops locked in a months-long standoff at their disputed Himalayan border.

“Both sides agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and arrive at a mutually acceptable solution for disengagement as early as possible,” the 2 sides stated in a joint assertion.

However, the on-ground scenario appears to be totally different.

Politician seeks totally different land legal guidelines for Ladakh

Following the Narendra Modi-government’s transfer to permit foreigners to buy land in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&Okay), Chhewang led a delegation to Delhi demanding that Ladakh be included within the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.

He stated the BJP authorities had assured that any adjustments to land legal guidelines regarding Ladakh can be held in session with the native leaders.

“The gazette notification with regard to land in [occupied] Jammu and Kashmir has created lot of confusion here in Ladakh,” he advised The Hindu.

India intentionally attempting to vary demographics

“But we hope that the Home Ministry won’t challenge such a notification for Ladakh, as Amit Shah has categorically given an assurance to the Ladakh delegation headed by veteran leaders to offer all crucial constitutional safeguard throughout the course of our dialogue in Delhi.

“We are confident that the Home Ministry will accept our demand for including Ladakh under the Sixth Schedule.”

If this assurance to Ladakh materialises, it’ll give additional weight to Kashmiri and Pakistani considerations that India is intentionally attempting to vary the demographics of Muslim-majority areas in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir to engineer political change.  

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