China intruded into Indian territory in 1962 & remains there. Issue since 1967 is abt perceptions of #LAC and #ability to #patrol within the #grey #zones btwn percied LACs. #CeeepingAcquisition refers to #PLA stealthily converting grey into black zones by excluding Indian patrols
#2/fp I have a problem with well informed critics (professing to be patriots), who deliberately confuse the public by treating grey areas as black, and vice versa, as it suits their narrative (raising suspicion its ideological or political)!
3/lad The #CreepingAcqusition within #Greyzones in #Ladakh since May 2020, has been apparent in satellite pictures. What was unclear till recently, was the precise limits of #GreyZones The public was therefore unable to check loosely worded assertions made in text, against maps!
4/lad One of the important objectives of India-China border talks since 1967 has been to define these grey zones precisely, on agreed maps. #China has refused to do this in Western (Ladakh) and Eastern sector(Arunachal,WB). This facilitates #CCP policy of #Creeping #Acquisition.

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