Reports of villages in Arunachal Pradesh near LAC being vacated are fake: Army

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi (NVI): The Indian Army today discarded the media reports which claimed that people living near the Tibet border in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, have vacated their villages amid the tensions between India and China along the LAC.

The Army clarified that the reports are fake and malicious. However, the Public Relations Officer, (PRO) Defence, Tezpur, asked people of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam not to pay any attention to such rumours.

“The news of vacation of villages near LAC are fake and malicious. The public of Arunachal Pradesh & Assam are advised not to pay heed to such rumours and get all news confirmed by authorities before retweeting it,” PRO, Defence, Tezpur tweeted.

The clarification from the PRO Defence comes amidst the ongoing border stand-off between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Ladakh.

Earlier on September 7, Chinese troops fired in the air while attempting to close in on Indian positions across the LAC in eastern Ladakh.

In addition to this, the Indian Army issued a statement, accusing the Chinese troops of blatantly violating agreements and carrying out aggressive manoeuvres.

India and China have been engaged in a standoff since April over the violations by the Chinese Army in multiple areas including the Finger area, Galwan Valley, Hot springs and Kongrung Nala.