Chinese Presence Along LoC Under Watch: MEA

Chinese Presence Along LoC Under Watch: MEA

6 April 2011
Times of India


New Delhi: The government on Wednesday reacted to the alleged military build-up by the Chinese in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir saying that it was monitoring the situation and that a report from the defence ministry had been sought over the issue. Foreign secretary Nirupama Rao said she has asked for a 'more detailed report' from the defence ministry even as she maintained that there are incidents of 'transgression' from time to time. 'From time to time there are transgressions, I would use the word transgression, the correct term is transgression and not incursion. There are transgressions from time to time which occur when Chinese troops come over to our side of the LAC and occasionally we are told that we are crossing into their side,' she said. She, however, added that 'raising tension' was the not the right way of handling the situation and that all this was part of the ongoing dialogue with China. Foreign minister S M Krishna too said that the government was aware of the situation. 'We have seen media reports on the subject. Government closely and regularly monitors all developments along our borders, which can have a bearing on our security. We review and take all measures necessary to ensure the safety and security of our people, as well as, territorial integrity of the nation,' he said.


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