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Post time 2013-7-14 21:26:24 |Display all floors
China defends its latest Ladakh incursion

Virtually defending the latest incursion by the PLA in the Chumar sector in Ladakh, China today said its troops were patrolling on its side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and asserted that "status quo" should not be changed pending a final settlement.

"I have seen the relevant reports but I am not aware of the specific situation", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing when asked about the incident that took place ahead of Defence Minister AK Antony's visit here last week.

"Chinese Defence forces have been patrolling along the Chinese side of the LAC of the China-India border", she said.

"The general situation in the border areas is stable. We have the consensus that pending the final settlement of the boundary question no one of us (none from India or China) should change the status quo along the LAC", she said, indirectly asserting that neither side should resort to any infrastructure development.

"China would like to make joint efforts with the Indian side to safeguard peace and tranquillity of the border areas", Hua said.

The incident took place on June 17 when the People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops intruded into the Chumar sector in Ladakh and smashed some bunkers besides cutting wires of cameras installed at the Indian border post.

The camera which was removed was reportedly returned on July 3, a day ahead of Antony's visit, the first by an Indian Defence Minister since 2006.

Antony held talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, his Chinese counterpart General Cheng Wanquan and Special Representative of the India-China border negotiations Yang Jiechi on July 5 and 6.

Before that Yang and National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon held the 16th round of border talks on June 28 and 29 after which both sides spoke of positive progress.

Antony said despite the pleasantries, he had free and frank discussions covering virtually all aspects of the boundary problems, including the April 15 Depsang Valley incursion in which, Chinese troops pitched tents.

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Post time 2013-7-20 21:37:19 |Display all floors
Proposed strike core’s major component unlikely to be stationed in Arunachal

NEW DELHI: India may not place any major component of the proposed mountain strike corps in Arunachal Pradesh as part of an effort not to aggravate tenuous ties with China.

Army sources, however, point out that militarily too, it won't be a wise strategy to place any key component of the offensive arm close to the Line of Actual Control.

Terming the government's decision as "pragmatic", external affairs minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said, "In national interest, we will do whatever needs to be done at the appropriate level. We work for peace as much as for tough times," he said, adding that the government takes "steps whenever necessary".

China claims Arunachal to be southern Tibet and a disputed territory. Indian activities in Arunachal have been touchy for Beijing for long and Delhi wouldn't want to cause any further damage. The tricky issue could also be avoided because the Army wouldn't be inclined to place any major component of the force so close to the border.

Formations of the corps would likely be based in Bengal, Assam, Odisha and Jharkhand. In some of these states, fresh land may have to be acquired. In other places, Army already has enough land, sources said. As of now, the plan is to headquarter the corps at Panagarh in West Bengal, but a final decision would be taken after government sanction.
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