PANAJI, Nov 12 � Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said reported incursions by China into Arunachal Pradesh were �not serious� and being effectively tackled by Army on day-to-day basis even as he underlined the need to set up infrastructural back up to handle �these kind of problems�, reports PTI.
�Chinese intrusion is not a serious issue. It is a serious issue for media. The incidents of incursions by China are a small issue that is being tackled by Army chief or the concerned commander in that area,� Parrikar told reporters at a press conference here on his first visit to his home state after taking charge as Defence minister.
Parrikar said there are large tracts of land along the imaginary border and many a times the forces cross it.
�The issue should be considered as serious when they (China) set up their camps in our territory,� he said.
Parrikar said the incursions like the one reported in Arunachal Pradesh �happen many a times in many sectors and are tackled within a day or couple of days.�
�It is not correct to call them as major intrusions. They are breach of LAC,� he added.