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Congress MP alleges incursions by Chinese troops
November 21, 2007 15:42 IST
A Congress member in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday said incursions by Chinese troops had taken place in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.
Raising matter during Zero Hour, Nabam Rebia from Arunachal Pradesh said a lot of incursions by Chinese troops had taken place in both the states. He said the Chinese army had demolished a Buddha statue in Tawang district on October 30.
The member said the Chinese did not recognise the McMahon Line as the international boundary and added that people living in Arunachal Pradesh felt 'a lot of insecurity'.
In a written reply, Defence Minister A K Antony said incursions were on account of differing perceptions between New Delhi and Beijing [Images] on the Line of Actual Control. He said such incursions could be avoided if the two countries had a common perception of the LAC.
In order to address the issue, the matter had been taken up at an appropriate level in the government, Antony said. "Mechanism to address instances of intrusions along the LAC are well established," he said and hoped peace and tranquility would be maintained on the border.