Thursday, January 13, 2011
A couple of years ago, I interviewed Thupstan Chhewang, the then MP from Ladakh, on the border intrusions near the Pangong Lake and Demchok.
When I asked him: "Why is the government of India not saying anything?" He replied: "They are very soft. Like in Chumur, the Chinese send their cattle for grazing, though it is very much Indian territory. When they are asked to go away, the Chinese say it is their territory. Our government agencies do nothing. Instead of encouraging nomads from Changthang to go there (it is legitimately our territory), they advise them to stay away. This is the type of situation that we are facing."
This is interesting in view of the recent incursions and the Government's denial.
Click on the title to read the entire interview published by Rediff.com