The Indian Army rejected the media report which claimed that people living near the McMahon Line in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh have vacated their village.
Calling the report “malicious”, Public Relations Officer, Defence, Tezpur suggested people of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam not to pay attention to the rumours.
“The news of vacation of villages near LAC are fake and malicious. The public of Arunachal Pradesh & Assam is advised not to pay heed to such rumours and get all news confirmed by authorities before retweeting it,” PRO, Defence, Tezpur tweeted.
‘Don’t pay heed to such rumours’
The clarification came after some media reports said that villagers near the McMahon Line in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh have vacated their villages amid border tension between India and China.
The Indian forces recently outfoxed China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) by taking preemptive action and securing strategic height near Pangong lake’s southern bank.
The action was taken to thwart an attempt by the Chinese army to transgress into Indian areas near the southern bank of Pangong Tso near Chushul in Ladakh.
PLA wants to remove the Indian Army from strategic heights
Earlier on Monday, Chinese soldiers fired in the air while attempting to close in on Indian positions across the LAC in eastern Ladakh.
Issuing a statement, the Indian Army accused the Chinese troops of “blatantly violating agreements and carrying out aggressive manoeuvres.”
India and China have been engaged in a standoff since April-May over the transgressions by the Chinese Army in multiple areas including the Finger area, Galwan Valley, Hot springs, and Kongrung Nala.
Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is set to meet his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Foreign Ministers’ meet in Moscow today at 6 pm.