The failure of India’s multi-role military fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30 and ISRO (India Space Research Organisation) in exact mapping of the crash site of Arunachal chief minister Dorjee Khandu’s helicopter in western Arunachal Pradesh raises security concerns about the border state, Hindustan Times has reported. The scientists led by ISRO chief K Radhakrishnan explained that the satellites were concentrating on a different direction.
“The Government of India is not at all prepared to protect the people of Arunachal Pradesh in case of a war with China”, said All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) adviser Gumjum Haider while talking to The Assam Tribune.
Another state based RTI activist asked, “If tomorrow the Chinese forces enter Arunachal Pradesh, how will our most potent aircraft hit the enemy positions correctly?”
China has often claimed Arunachal Pradesh as its southern Tibet region.
Sukhoi-30 and ISRO’s mapping provided seven probable sites of the crash of the ill-fated helicopter. Two such sites were inside the territory of Bhutan. Naga GG in West Kameng district was identified as the most probable site.
But the wreckage of the helicopter carrying Khandu and four others, which went missing on Saturday, was found in Luguthang area in Tawang district on Wednesday. The place was not on the list of the probable sites.
A foot patrol party comprising village men finally located the wreckage of the helicopter and the bodies. Though the army and the Indo Tibetan Border Police Force are trained to move in mountainous terrain, both failed in covering the Luguthang area.
Gumjum Haider said the failure of the IAF’s most advanced fighter aircraft Sukhoi, Army, ITBP and IRSO’s satellite services had exposed the true state of Indian security agencies.
The students’ body blamed the Government of India for the unfortunate death of Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and said that he had to travel by chopper despite bad weather only because of lack of proper road communication
Last rites on May 10; Tibetan Official to attend
Itanagar: The last rites of former CM Dorjee Khandu will be performed on May 10 instead of May 11, in accordance with the Monpa tradition of Buddhism in his native village at Gyangkhar near Tawang.
The Kalon for the Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration will pay his last respects to the late Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu in Tawang.
According to a report on the official media ‘Tibet Net”, Kalon Tsering Phuntsok has left Dharamsala on last Saturday for Tawang to attend the state funeral of late chief minister scheduled on 10 May. He will offer his condolences to the concerned officials and family members of the late chief minister on the occasion.
A Tribute to Arunachal CM Dorjee Khandu