New Chinese Village in Doklam; Congress says PM should answer

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 18

The Congress on Thursday cited new satellite images from Twitter handle @detresfa to claim the creation of new Chinese villages in the Doklam plateau and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi take the country into confidence on the national security situation.

“New satellite images show the construction of Chinese villages in Bhutanese territory over the past year. Several new villages can be seen spread over an area of ​​about 100 sq km (25,000 acres). The villages were constructed between May 2020 and November 2021,” alleged Congress spokesperson Goruav Vallabh.

Vallabh alleged, “These new villages are located near the Doklam plateau, where India and China had a face-off in 2017, after which China called on Indian security to resume road construction activity in the region.” bypassed.”

“The new construction is of particular concern to India because India has historically advised Bhutan on its external relations policy and continues to train its armed forces,” he said.

Noting that “illegal infiltration of 100 square kilometers through four Chinese villages in Bhutan next to Doklam is a blow to India’s national security”, the Congress asked the Prime Minister to respond.

“When will the government respond to China’s verbal, geographical, military and strategic aggression? We urge the PM not to hide behind the smokers and answer the people,” Vallabh said.