Army deployment increased after ropeway built near India-Bhutan-China border

by Zauqi Farooqi
remote Eastern Ladakh India

China has built a ropeway near the Torsa Nala in its territory at the trisection of the Indo-Bhutan-China border. Quoting defense sources, ‘The Hindu’ has told that this ropeway has been built near the area where India-Bhutan-China borders meet. Recently some anchor points of this ropeway have been seen.

The newspaper quoted defense sources as saying that China is engaged in strengthening the infrastructure along with increasing the deployment of troops in the areas adjacent to the Line of Actual Control. Quoting defense sources, ‘The Hindu’ has reported that China is building roads and strengthening other infrastructure in the entire eastern sector. The newspaper quoted defense sources as saying that in the Yangtse area in Arunachal’s Tawang, where Indian and Chinese soldiers had a scuffle last week, the Chinese army had increased patrolling last year itself to strengthen its claim here. The Chinese army noticed that the movement of the Chinese shepherd has stopped in this area. Only after this he took this step.

Defense sources told the newspaper, “Actually the Indian Army is stationed at a height here. The Chinese Army is irritated by this height dominated by the Indian Army. The Indian Army is here on such a position from where the entire valley is visible. Sources told the newspaper, “The Chinese army patrols here two to three times before and after winter. There are four ways to enter Yangtse and the Chinese army uses only these to come here. Yangtse is 30-35 km north-east of Tawang. This area is at an altitude of 17 thousand feet. According to defense sources, continuous activities are visible in the Torsa area near Doklam. In Doklam in 2017, the Indian and Chinese forces withdrew after being face to face for 73 day.

Taiwanese manufacturing contractor company Foxconn is building hostels for 60,000 workers near its plant near Chennai. Foxconn is the world’s largest contractor for Apple phones and other devices. ‘Economic Times’ has quoted people aware of this activity of the company as saying that work is going on fast in the 20-acre area to build the hostel. According to the newspaper, the company wants to strengthen its manufacturing base here because of the strong demand for iPhones in India and the good potential of exporting it to other countries.

The construction of hostels for workers in Chennai is the result of this strategy. According to the company, at present a hostel with 20,000 beds will be ready in ten months. In the next year and a half, the number of employees of the company here can increase to 70 thousand. Foxconn has a strong manufacturing base in China. But now she wants to diversify her supply chain. This is the reason why it has set up its manufacturing plant in Chennai, India. Here Foxconn does its work through its company Foxconn Hon Hai. The company manufactures many Apple devices including the iPhone-14 at its plant in Sriperumbudur. At present, 15 thousand employees work in different units of the company here. Most of these are women.

There are reports of active bombs being found in the villages of Ladakh amidst the skirmish between Chinese and Indian soldiers in Tawang, Arunachal. According to ‘The Telegraph’, dozens of active bombs have been found in Indian villages bordering China in Ladakh. These bombs were scattered in the pastures spread here. After receiving information about the bomb, the bomb disposal squad of the Indian Army defused it during an operation on Friday night. According to the newspaper, according to the Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army present in Ladakh, they were informed through social media on Wednesday night about an un-exploded (UXO) bomb in village Saga in the far eastern region of Ladakh.

It has been said in the tweet of the Indian Army that the bomb disposal experts had left for this operation from Leh in the night itself. As soon as he reached there, he destroyed the bombs scattered in one and a half kilometer. He took six hours for this whole operation. In a video posted on social media, a villager is seen saying that active bombs are scattered over a large area in the village’s pasture. According to the news, the village where these bombs were found comes under Changtang border area. There has been a clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers here before. Several opposition councilors in Ladakh, under the leadership of Saspol councilor Dorje Narbu, had written a letter to Lieutenant Governor AK Mathur demanding action in the matter after receiving information about these bombs.

Narbu told The Telegraph, “A video was going viral on social media showing bombs strewn in the area. It was bound to create panic among the people. After this, we got information that such an incident has not happened once. Before this we have been getting bombs. Cattle have been injured by this.” He said, “I do not know whether these bombs are fresh or earlier ones. But they remain a danger to people and cattle. This is the reason why we raised this question in the media conference yesterday. After this, army teams reached there and destroyed them.

However, local BJP councilor Ishe Speelzang did not pay much attention to the incident. He said that these bombs are from the days of 1962 Sino-Indian war. He said, “It seems that due to the wind, the top layer of soil has been blown away. These bombs must have come up because of the fire. spoke to MP JT Namgyal and the district administration. After this the army unit reached there and destroyed these bombs.

Law Minister said, states have the right to make uniform civil code

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that states have the right to make personal laws in matters like succession to ensure a uniform civil code. According to the news published in ‘The Hindu’, the Law Minister said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, “Article 44 of the Indian Constitution states that the state will work towards a uniform civil code for citizens throughout the country.” Will try.

Rijiju gave this answer to the question of CPM member John Britas. He had asked whether the Center was aware that states were enacting their personal laws in the context of the Uniform Civil Code. Rijiju said, “States have the right to make their own laws in matters of will, succession, joint family, partition, marriage and divorce. These matters are included in the Third Concurrent List of Entry 5 of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution.

This comment of Rijiju is also important because recently many states ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party had announced to implement Uniform Civil Code. According to the newspaper, Uttarakhand is the first state to set up a panel to explore the possibility of implementing a Uniform Civil Code. He had expressed his intention to do so even before the assembly elections. The party had promised to implement the Uniform Civil Code in the election manifesto released during the Himachal Pradesh elections. Earlier this month, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had said that a committee would be formed to implement the Uniform Civil Code.

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