Media reports of villages being vacated near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) were junked by the Indian Army amid India-China border tensions. The Army termed the reports as fake and malicious.

People of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam were advised not to pay any attention to such rumours by the Public Relations Officer, (PRO) Defence, Tezpur.

“The news of vacation of villages near LAC are fake and malicious. The public of Arunachal Pradesh & Assam are advised not to pay heed to such rumours and get all news confirmed by authorities before retweeting it,” PRO, Defence, Tezpur tweeted.

The clarification came after some media reports said that villagers near the McMahon Line in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh have vacated their villages amid border tension at the India-China border in Ladakh.

India recently outflanked China by taking control of strategic height near Pangong lake’s southern bank. On the intervening night of August 29-30, the Indian Army thwarted an attempt by the Chinese Army to transgress into Indian areas near the southern bank of Pangong Tso near Chushul in Ladakh.