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China boosting troops presence on border

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Sept 27 � China is �aggressively� shoring up its military capabilities along the borders with India, Defence Minister A K Antony said today, reports PTI.

�I agree with you on that China is aggressively building its capabilities in its areas. In the past, India was negligent in strengthening its capabilities in the eastern sector,�he told reporters when asked about China strengthening its military set-up along the Line of Actual Control.

Instead of �grumbling� over the issue, India has started modernising it own capabilities by taking steps such as raising new Army divisions and Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) for aircraft operations, he said on the sidelines of the Coast Guard Commanders� Conference here.

Asked about recent incursions taking place from the Chinese side, the Minister said this was due to differences in perception of boundary which was not properly demarcated. He went on to add that the overall situation along the border was �peaceful�.

�The main thing is that in the absence of a demarcated border, there is a difference of perception. Sometimes incursions take place when they go to areas which they think is with them and sometimes we also do that,� he said. Antony said a joint mechanism to tackle border issues would be established in the next few months.

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China boosting troops presence on border

NEW DELHI, Sept 27 � China is �aggressively� shoring up its military capabilities along the borders with India, Defence Minister A K Antony said today, reports PTI.

�I agree with you on that China is aggressively building its capabilities in its areas. In the past, India was negligent in strengthening its capabilities in the eastern sector,�he told reporters when asked about China strengthening its military set-up along the Line of Actual Control.

Instead of �grumbling� over the issue, India has started modernising it own capabilities by taking steps such as raising new Army divisions and Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) for aircraft operations, he said on the sidelines of the Coast Guard Commanders� Conference here.

Asked about recent incursions taking place from the Chinese side, the Minister said this was due to differences in perception of boundary which was not properly demarcated. He went on to add that the overall situation along the border was �peaceful�.

�The main thing is that in the absence of a demarcated border, there is a difference of perception. Sometimes incursions take place when they go to areas which they think is with them and sometimes we also do that,� he said. Antony said a joint mechanism to tackle border issues would be established in the next few months.