Tawang Clash: Locals of Arunachal’s Zemithang exude confidence in Indian Army

18 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Despite the recent Tawang clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Yangtse region, the local people of Zemithang are unconcerned about such an occurrence, and they have complete faith in th...

Despite the recent Tawang clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Yangtse region, the local people of Zemithang are unconcerned about such an occurrence, and they have complete faith in the Union government and the Indian Army to defend them.

Zemithang, the last village in India, has a population of roughly 5,000 people and is located in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district, only 10 kilometres from the LAC. Zemithang is Arunachal Pradesh’s final border settlement along the Indo-China border.

The neighbouring hamlet has seen a lot of infrastructure development work done by the present administration, and the local residents are overjoyed.

Konchuk Tsering, a local resident of Zemithang village, stated that the village has six bastis and that Zemithang is Arunachal Pradesh’s last bordering village along the Indo-China border.

“The Zemithang region has a population of roughly 5,000 people. The Monpa tribe is represented by the local residents. This community is roughly 10-12 kilometres from the LAC. Kenzanane is the LAC’s final site. In the last Yangtse incident, our Indian army took strong action against the Chinese army when they attempted to violate the international boundary, and we are quite pleased that the Indian army shown its strength. After witnessing the Indian army’s conduct against the Chinese army, our locals and other youths in the nation have gained a new ‘Josh.’ “explained Konchuk Tsering.

He went on to say that while there were a few similar events near the international boundary, the local people stayed and are now part of the Indian army.