India, southern Tibet, built in 5000 and in sensitive reconnaissance units named
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our reporter Chen Xiaoru
in India is about to reboot to solve the border issue talks, the Indian military has a high profile announced in the Sino-Indian border dispute “Arunachal Pradesh” (ie, China’s southern Tibet) set up a number of as many as 5,000 of the group of “Arunachal scout” troop. This from the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh invited Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to India to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries is less than two weeks.
first team to “Arunachal Pradesh” named troops
According to the “Hindustan Times” reported on November 11, India Indian army in the disputed “Arunachal Pradesh” set up a new force comparable to the size of reorganized divisions, as many as 5000 of the group of “Arunachal reconnaissance battalion.” This is the first branch of “Arunachal Pradesh” named troops, has been avoided had the Indian name of this sensitive.
According to reports, this called “Arunachal Scout” troops officially in 11 of Assam’s border with China set up camp in Shillong city. Because all the signs more than 5,000 soldiers from the local, including no small number of the descendants of the local Tibetans, the force was “Arunachal Pradesh” Chief Minister Duojikandu known as the “native son” of troops.
participating in the formation of the day before the ceremony, Duojikandu Indian Army stationed at the local 56th Infantry Division Major General Singh held a meeting. Subsequently, the CANDU said: “The new unit is a plateau formed reconnaissance battalion, the environment and for the Himalayan region at an altitude of about 3,500 meters above the requirements of regional operations, specialized training, to create the most powerful army in India, cohesive , disciplined, good at fighting one of the troops. “
In addition, the CANDU also suggested that the origin according to soldiers, to be incorporated into different camps, in order to facilitate the task of carrying out more targeted training. “From childhood living in high altitude areas of youth formed troops, in the same high-altitude border areas showing the best of the fighting.” He said.
According to reports, this deployment in the border of the scout troops in harsh conditions (often frozen) under the operational and mountain warfare, has a special advantage. In terms of organic or functional, this new unit with the currently deployed in Ladakh, India-Pakistan border reconnaissance units are very similar. The units also have more than 5,000 people, consists of five battalions.
However, on November 10, CANDU to dilute the matter, said: “The current Sino-Indian border area is very peaceful, we did not feel any threat from China, the relationship between the two countries is very Friendship. “
restart border talks between the two countries will
on October 29, Premier Wen Jiabao and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Hanoi, Vietnam held tenth meeting, Singh once again warmly invited Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to India. Premier Wen also said to consider before the end of this year’s visit to India, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations in India,
two prime ministers also agreed that both sides should continue to maintain peace and tranquility in border areas, the spirit of peace and friendship, equal consultation, mutual respect and understanding, take care of each other’s concerns and actively seek a fair and reasonable, mutually acceptable solutions to border issues.
Recently, the “Hindustan Times”, “The Times of India” and other mainstream media have also been reported in India, China and India aimed at resolving the border dispute near the 14th round of talks will be held in New Delhi held.
a South Asia expert said that in the Sino-Indian border dispute on the eve of negotiations, in reply to India’s Premier Wen’s visit to India after the end of the year considered, the two countries should actively create favorable atmosphere. However, at this time, the Indian military has a high profile in the disputed border between the two countries established a high sensitive area scout troops formed, the intention had cause for vigilance.
southern Tibet and to enhance the Indian military
so-called “Arunachal Pradesh” in southwest China, northeast India border, an area of ??83743 square kilometers, is China’s southern Tibet, India’s illegal occupation of Chinese territory. In the map of China, the land that belongs to the fault of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Takako, Long County, Millington, Medog, Zayu six counties within the jurisdiction. In 1987, Parliament passed legislation in India announced the establishment of “Arunachal Pradesh”, but the Chinese government does not recognize the legitimacy of the state.
recent years, India to speed up the “Arunachal Pradesh” immigrants, the local population had more than a million. However, due to geographical remoteness, blocking traffic and long-term civil strife, with the particularity of the border areas (long-term military blockade), “Arunachal Pradesh” economic backwardness, lack of infrastructure, and chaos scene, the overall strength of the provinces than in India generally a lot worse.
However, this place has become India’s hawkish eyes of the “battle of the land.” In recent years, India is the rapid increase in the armed forces here.
present, the so-called “Arunachal Pradesh”, Assam and Sikkim three areas bordering with China, the Indian Army deployed the first 4 and 33 troops. Total strength of more than 5 million people in the Indian Army’s 4th Army, under the jurisdiction of the main include 5, 2, 21 Mountain Division and other elite 3, 21 and an artillery brigade 45th Armored Corps and their family members.
addition, the region also has Assam Rifles, Gorkha Rifles Gurkha regiment, and that other troops. By the Indian Ministry of the Interior and the Dalai Lama “government in exile,” Sheriff’s Department to manipulate the existing strength of about 14,000 of the “Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force”, is also fortified in the border areas.
At the same time, the Indian Air Force Commander Admiral Naik has said it will fully transform the region’s infrastructure, to enable them to support the modernization of weapons systems. Naik said: “We are ready to upgrade the Northeast multi-faceted facility is currently being upgraded eight front-line airport, five or six major airports will also improve the infrastructure to enable them to accommodate more modern aircraft.” Previously, Indian Army has 126 open bidding about $ 11 billion worth of jet fighters.
According to Japan, “China, U.S. and Japan comparative study” of the South Asia expert Matsumoto ming said in the past five years, India has been built in the border areas close to 51 airports. Only in southern Tibet, the Indian military airport just as many as eight. Tizu new airport, Ma Qiuka Airport, airport and Alcatel-Lucent Sukeruiding airports are close to the Sino-Indian border line of actual control, the helicopter can take off and land. In southern Tibet to the south of Assam, the Indian Army’s Tezpur Airport is the largest Sino-Indian border less than 500 km, Indian Air Force, stationed in 30 Squadron, equipped with 16 MiG-21 fighters and four Indian Air Force The most advanced Su-30MKI fighters. The most complex in the eastern Indian border and the middle, between the Indian Air Force set up three military airports, including the region’s best-equipped military airport hash Mara Air Force Base, Indian Air Force, stationed in 22 Squadron, equipped with 18 MiG-27ML, once the Indian war, deep inside Tibet can be implemented to combat.
In recent years, India is a large-scale Sino-Indian border highway and railway construction. Currently, the Indian government has built 608 km of the eastern section of the road network. In February 2009, the Indian government has approved the construction of border areas in India plans 73 highway, road length of 3808 km, from 2012 to 2013 is expected to be completed. Among them, as many as 27 roads in the territory of southern Tibet. In addition, Indian Railways has invested 2.25 trillion rupees (about $ 4.5 billion) to start the construction of up to 497 km of “Bilaspur – Manali – Leh” railway. Simla Indian Army Training Command Commander Gen. Lamba said: “In wartime, that the railway will become the eastern border of the combat arms of another to provide transportation line.”
some analysts that linked to India and Japan in recent months, Russia’s rising military cooperation, as well as United States President Barack Obama earlier this month during a high-profile visit to India to enhance US-India relations and support India’s permanent and a series of “good” position, Perhaps the hawks understand that the Indian to the wrong information, so it wants a big way, so “soldier, according to.” However, at this sensitive border area in a show of force there is not only not a wise move, and have actually exposed the “logic of a guilty conscience.”
Beijing, Xinhua, November 21