BJP was untouchable for some time before the 2014 elections. Then it got a respectable number of member parties and won ably. Since then a slow trickle has now become a flood of previous opposition parties and politicians both elected and otherwise wanting to join both the BJP and the NDA. This has already happened in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, and now with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, and former political stalwarts of UP. There are likely to more parties and people in more states. Is this principle, good governance, looking for a future – well you decide?
- 31 Jul 2017
9.15km long, as of now the longest river bridge over the Brahmaputra river in Assam will soon come into operation. It will be close to the China border, only about 100 km as the crow flies, and can carry battle tanks weighing over 60 tonnes. So the bridge will help with critically needed connectivity in the North-East, in this case for Assam and Arunachal Pradesh but also to build up our defenses, which was long overdue. The next bridge over the Brahmaputra is hundreds of kilometers away in a region with large distances but limited infrastructure.
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 19 May 2017
Chinese pretending to be strong can be childish and stupid with coming with weird Chinese names for Arunachal Pradesh (after Dalai Lama’s visit), it is not going to make any difference – other than cheap publicity. India is not dumb to just walk away, China knows that. Dalai Lama has every right to travel anywhere in India including Arunachal Pradesh, so Chinese pressure will make no difference. China needs to know that India easily recognized China’s right to Tibet, but than can easily be reversed…
Source: DNA India
- 20 Apr 2017
The Indian Air force achieved a near impossible feat by landing the C-17 Globemaster, one of the largest military transport plane on the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), in Arunachal Pradesh at a height of 6,200 feet. Also, this is a short runway with only 4,200 feet. So the combination of a large plane landing at a high elevation on a short runway makes this a significant achievement. Mechuka is near the China border and was a strategic location during the 162 Indo-China war. The alternative to this is road connectivity to Dibrugarh for rail/air connectivity, but that is 500 kilometers away and takes two days if roads are fine, assuming no flooding or washouts.
Source: DNA India
- 4 Nov 2016
First nearly 300 Chinese soldiers crossed the Indian border from four points in Arunachal Pradesh and tried to get aggressive and physically attack Indian soldiers. There was a mild scuffle and could be physical injuries on both sides but the Chinese were overpowered. Then some Chinese officers with an interpreter presented chocolates to the Indian Army counterparts apparently to cool the tension. So besides needless injuries, what else was the point other than some adolescent stupidity? Even the Chinese soldiers are probably wondering what was the point of all this?
Source: Zee News
- 19 Jun 2016
President’s rule was imposed in Arunachal Pradesh because half of the Congress MLAs along with opposition members who together constitute 30+ members in the 60 member assembly voted out the chief minister and the assembly speaker. So despite charges from certain political parties, there was no murder of democracy.
- 27 Jan 2016