Chinese chequers on the China border

China is re-settling Tibetan graziers in villages along the border. India cannot afford to leave its border residents to their fate

Illustration: Binay Sinha

Illustration: Binay Sinha

Ajai Shukla
It is said that one can fool some of the people all the time; and all the people some of the time; but not all the people all the time. This adage has been proven correct on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) — the de facto boundary between India and China — where New Delhi has refused to acknowledge China’s military land-grab in April 2020 in at least seven spots in Eastern Ladakh. Notwithstanding the government’s insistence that all is well on the LAC, a highly credible section of local Ladakhis — the nomadic yak graziers who live along the borders — have publicly lamented that Chinese troops and border guards are denying them access to their traditional borderland
Disclaimer: These are personal views of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of or the Business Standard newspaper

First Published: Oct 06 2022 | 11:29 PM IST

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