NEW DELHI, July 23 - The Centre on Friday confirmed that there have been no instances of intrusion by Chinese troops into Indian territory.
Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar said in a Lok Sabha reply that as there is no commonly delineated Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China, there are areas along the border, where India and China have differing perception of the LAC. Due to both sides undertaking patrolling up to their perception of the LAC, transgressions do occur.
To resolve the border disputes, the two sides have appointed Special Representative (SR) to explore the framework for a boundary settlement from the political perspective of the overall bilateral relationship. The 19th Round of SR Talks on India-China boundary question was held in China from April 20-21 last, the Minister said.
The Government is aware that China has been carrying out rapid military modernisation and extensive infrastructure development along the India-China border. However, Military capacity enhancement and modernisation of armed forces including armament and ammunition is a dynamic and continuous process and is done in consonance with our threat perception, according to Parrikar.