China sets up 3 mobile towers near Indian territory, Ladakh adviser worries – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Chushul (Ladakh), April 17: After China built a bridge over Pangong Lake in Ladakh, a senior official in the Chushul region claimed to have set up mobile towers near his side of the border.
Chushul adviser Konchok Stanzin reported the issue in a tweet and claimed that three mobile towers had been installed near the Chinese hot spring very close to Indian territory.
“After completing the bridge over Pangong Lake, China installed three mobile towers near the Chinese hot spring very close to Indian territory. Isn’t that a concern? We don’t even have 4G facilities in villages with human habitation. 11 villages in my constituency do not have 4G facilities,” Stanzin said.
The councilor indicated that the towers could be used to observe our territory and communicate details. He also claimed that China is “making rapid infrastructure development” on its side of the border.
Urging the government to also counterattack China’s decision in terms of development, Stanzin alleged that in the maximum border villages, India does not offer 4G internet service. “In my constituency, out of 12, 11 villages do not have 4G Internet facilities. We should take it seriously. We lag behind in ease of communication. We only have one mobile tower while on their side they have nine towers,” he said.
In February this year, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan informed the Lok Sabha that a bridge was being built by China across Pangong Lake in areas that continue to be under illegal occupation. of China since 1962, adding that the Indian government has never accepted this “illegal” occupation.
In the summer of 2020, the Ladakh border standoff between India and China erupted following a clash of armies in the Pangong area. The situation worsened after the clashes in the Galwan Valley in June of the same year.
The two countries have held 15 rounds of disengagement talks to defuse tensions in the region. As a result, India and China withdrew their troops from the Gogra Heights area in eastern Ladakh. Troops from both sides also withdrew from the Pangong Lake area in February last year.
Meanwhile, the Center removed the provisions of Section 370 which had given Jammu and Kashmir a special status and divided it into two Union Territories (UT) under the J&K Reorganization Act of 2019. For Ladakh, this may be a welcome move as the region has suffered for the past seven decades due to neglect. Its new status as a union territory could not only boost development but also create jobs in the region. (Agencies)

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