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.
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.