Post warning by China, security geared up at Bhupen Hazarika Setu
Guwahati/5th June’2017 (Prag News Desk): Post statements made by China warning India to resent from building infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh following the formal inauguration of the Dhola-Sadiya bridge. Armed security personnel have been deployed at the Bhupen Hazarika Setu following the pursuit of information about movement of militants on both sides of the bridge.
According to sources, the statement made by China cannot be ignored and comes as an offensive threat made after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the bridge that will strengthen territorial ties between two states and would pave path to new economic avenues.
Incidentally, it is an established fact that the militant groups of the Northeast are fueled and acted upon following Chinese instructions. Also, there has been reports that an operative of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) managed to sneak into the State from Nepal.
China is apparently not happy over the construction of the bridge, which will enable India’s defense parameters as it has opened route to an international border. The 9.15-km-long bridge which can also handle heavy tanks is perhaps the reason why China is alarmed post inauguration.
And what comes as a major problem is that the militants still have strong bases in parts of Arunachal Pradesh, particularly in Tirap and Changlang districts and in Mon and Tuensang districts of Nagaland. Here, taking advantage of the terrain in the inter-state border areas, they can penetrate into the borders of Assam and pose a threat to the State.