Asaphila area (marked in red) in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh Credit: EastMojo image

Itanagar: Time and again, Indian government has been informed regarding intrusions by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into India territory, as well as the land India had lost to China, especially in Arunachal Pradesh.

Once again, reports of PLA capturing land in Arunachal Pradesh have emerged.

Sources informed EastMojo that the Chinese have captured approximately 3 km inside Indian Territory near the McMahon Line in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh.

“It’s been more than 2 years that the Chinese army had expanded their presence by approximately 3 km inside India, ahead of Asaphila which is already with the Chinese,” said our sources.

“That particular area which is in Indian territory ahead of the Asaphila captured by China’s PLA is also known as Asaphila by the locals,” our sources said.

When contacted the local MLA, Nakap Nalo to know more on this, he denied these claims.

“I haven’t heard anything regarding the Chinese expanding their territory,” said Nalo.

The MLA also said that he has no idea about Chinese settlements near the McMahon Line.

Arunachal Pradesh shares 1,129 km border with China. Post 1962 India-China war, India lost several areas in Arunachal Pradesh near the McMahon Line to China. India lost Asaphila, Longzu, Bisa and Maza in present Upper Subansiri district and Sumdorong Chu Valley in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

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