Defense Ministry acquires strategic land 30 Km from Indo-China border to set Up military infrastructure

Amid border tensions with China, the Defense Ministry has acquired land in Arunachal Pradesh, close to the Chinese border in a bid to establish military garrisons. The main purpose of this move is to make sure that the Indian Army is ready to strike in case of any urgency.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Jan 29, 2021 16:21 IST
Defense Ministry acquires strategic land 30 Km from Indo-China border to set Up military infrastructure
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According to recent reports, The Defence Ministry has acquired 14.128 acres of strategic land in the State of Arunachal Pradesh about 30 km away from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in a bid to establish military garrisons. Located in a small village of Yorni II in the West Siang district of the State, the land's acquisition by the Defence Ministry comes amidst a heated situation on the borders against China on multiple fronts.

The establishment of military garrisons at the site will lead to a ramp-up of the Indian Army's presence near the LAC. The land has been acquired under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013 as per which any land can be acquired for defense purposes, railways, and communication without the requirements of a gram sabha meeting.

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The move to acquire land comes after a letter from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs had pressed for establishing a "military garrison and locating various army detachments" on the said land.

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