Chinese army still present at ‘Finger Four’

Only demarcation is the solution: Konchok Stanzin

Leh: Konchok Stanzin Executive Councilor of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Sunday said that the standoff between China and India will continue till Coronavirus pandemic doesn’t come to an end. He said whole world is blaming China for the spread of this lethal disease and this country is under severe pressure and coming under sharp criticism, and to divert the attention of world, it is showing aggressiveness in Ladakh.

Konchok Stanzin admitted that Chinese Army has entered into Indian Territory and it is not retreating. He said there is lot of tension among border villagers who are unable to graze their cattle due to presence of Chinese Army at Finger Four.

The commander level talks between the two armies of China and India took place yesterday in Chushul, Ladakh. Stanzin represents the same Chushul in LAHDC (Ladakh Autonouous Hill Development Council) as Executive Councillor.

He expressed his concern about the winter grazing pastures of the Line of Control at the ‘Finger Four’ of Pangong and Galvan valley of ladakh.

“There is army build-up from both sides and it is a matter of great concern. Nomads are worst sufferers as they are unable to graze their cattle. Their movement has come to a standstill,” Stazin told news agency KNT adding that most of the villagers are nomads in the region rearing Pashmina goats and grazing cattle is the life-line.

While responding to a question, Konchok Stanzin Executive Councilor of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development said that around seven villages which are on the Line of Actual Control have become a buffer zone. He said Chinese army is not showing any sign of retreating from the region and are present at Finger Four. “There is hardly any civilian movement in Galvan valley or the Finger Four area after the build up as the entire region is cut off, he said.

He said only proper demarcation of boundary is the solution of present crisis and the solution will come out through talks. “There is no demarcation line between the two countries in Ladakh region. The claim over the grazing pastures on the border keeps changing.”

He said that though people living in town are not feeling any heat of the conflict, but border people are very anxious and want the solution of the stand-off. (KNT)