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Arunachal MP stands by Chinese incursion statement
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | November 27, 2007 16:59 IST
Rebia's comments have caused major embarrassment to the government which maintains that China has not violated the McMahon line, the international border between India and China, in recent times.
"The Chinese troops have 96,000 sq km of Indian territory under their control. Incidentally, the Chinese do not accept the McMohan line as an international border," the MP charged.
"The government needs to expedite developments on our side because the Chinese have built roads right up to the McMahon line. I hope the government takes some concrete steps to tackle the issue. Recently, when the people learnt that the home minister was scheduled to visit Arunachal Pradesh, some of them asked whether it was the Chinese or the Indian home minister," he added in a lighter vein.