India closely monitoring activities in China and Pak

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

New Delhi: Indian Government today reiterated that it is keeping an eye on all activities of China and Pakistan in the neighbourhood and regularly reviewing the threat perception originating from them.

In a written reply to the Upper House, Defence Minister AK Antony said, “Government is closely watching all activities of China and Pakistan in the neighbourhood and reviews the threat perception regularly. Required measures have been initiated though development of infrastructure as well as operational capabilities to achieve desired defence preparedness through accretion and modernization and deployment of forces to safeguard the sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of India." 

Commenting on China, Antony said, "China disputes the International Boundary between India and China. As there is no commonly delineated Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China, there are a few areas along the border where India and China have different perceptions of the LAC including territory in Arunachal Pradesh. Both sides patrols upto their respective perceptions of the LAC due to perceived differences in alignment of LAC.”

"The areas along the LAC are kept under constant surveillance by regular patrolling by troops and other means," the Minister informed the house.
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