India, China maintaining peace on border: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that India and China had been maintaining “peace and tranquillity” on the border by respecting bilateral pacts, and added that the government was “fully alive” to the country’s security needs.

Mr. Singh, however, acknowledged that at times some “unpleasant incidents” had taken place because of “differences in perception with regard to the Line of Actual Control (LAC)”.

The Minister was responding to a question raised by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, leader of the Congress in the House, during Zero Hour on reports that Chinese troops had come six kilometres inside India on July 6, and planted their flags in the Demchok area of the Ladakh region.

‘Grave concern’

The Congress leader said the incident was of “grave concern” since it came after the 72-day stand-off on the Doklam plateau at the tri-junction of India Read More

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