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Arunachal: First ever sighting of Takin in Tawang district captivates locals

ITANAGAR, MAY 27: In an unprecedented event Takins also known as gnu goats were sighted for first time in Tawang district. This brought excitement and awe to local community. Takins, locally known as Kemya in Monpa language were spotted in Taksang village. Zemithang soon saw images and videos. These quickly went viral on social media. The initial sighting was reported by Indian Army. They were near T Gompa in Tripe Heights. This location is along the India-China border. The sighting occurred last Friday. Earlier this month lone Takin was observed...
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Tawang villagers slam China for aggressive claims

TAWANG, OCTOBER 2: The residents of the bordering villages in Arunachal Pradesh are expressing their outrage over China's actions towards Arunachal Pradesh and asserting that the State will forever remain an integral part of India. In August this year, China released a 'standard map' claiming Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin as part of its territory. The villagers of Sengnup, Kharseneng, and Grengkhar villages under the Tawang sector said that they are living in a peaceful environment and that they feel secure because of the Indian army and the current Government....
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Sela Pass tunnel in Arunachal’s Tawang to provide all-weather connectivity to China border

Itanagar, December 18: The Sela Pass tunnel which will provide all-weather connectivity to the Indian Army towards the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near Tawang near the China border is being constructed at 13,000 feet in Arunachal Pradesh. The construction of the Sela Pass tunnel is being done by Border Roads Organisation (BRO). Nanda Kishore, an employee associated with the project, said that the tunnel is expected to be completed by July 2023. "Construction is being done by BRO. It's expected to be completed by July (2023)," said Kishore. At...
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“Break silence on China”: Congress to PM Modi on border clash in Arunachal

Dausa (Rajasthan), December 18: The Congress on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "running away" from a debate in Parliament on the situation along the border with China and said he and not the defence minister must answer on this issue. The opposition party also posed questions to the government on the Sino-India border issue, saying the nation demands and deserves answers to them. In a statement, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh asked after two years of a protracted "disengagement", what emboldened the Chinese to try taking over the...
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“We are safe due to presence of Indian Army”: Locals of Arunachal’s Tawang

Tawang, December 15: People residing at Tawang have shown confidence in the Indian Army and expressed their support, following the December 9 border clash where the Indian soldiers thwarted the Chinese attempt to change the status quo along the LAC in the Yangtse sector in Tawang. The locals claimed that the atmosphere in the bordering town is very good and they have not faced any problems following the clash. "The atmosphere in Tawang is very good now. We heard that there was a skirmish at the border between the Indian...
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Assam bikers, on way to Arunachal’s Tawang, found dead in deep gorge

Itanagar, July 22: Bodies of four people from Assam were found in a deep gorge in Arunachal Pradesh's West Kameng district on Friday, a police officer said. They were members of different motorcycle riding clubs of Assam, and were on the way to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh in a car, he said. Their families lost contact with them after they entered Arunachal Pradesh on July 19, he added. Their car, which was completely damaged, along with the bodies were found in a deep gorge near a river bank a few...
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