Omar Abdullah fears incursions from China might hamper bilateral relations

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Jammu, Sept 17 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has expressed concern on the reports of incursions by Chinese troops in Ladakh region of the state.

Voicing his concern to the media here, Abdullah said such activities by China might hamper the relations between India and China.

"As far as the issue of Chinese incursions are concerned, the Centre has taken the matter very seriously. I hope that the issue is raised seriously with China as well. We've been hearing about it for a long time. I've also visited Leh many times and whenever I've gone there I've heard that there have been incursions there. And when efforts are being made to strengthen relations between China and India, such steps from China in Leh, Ladakh are not good for our relations. The sooner it is stopped, the better," said Abdullah.

National Security Advisor (NSA) MK Narayanan has also convened a meeting of the China Study group in New Delhi to take stock of the situation along the India-China border.

The meeting assumes significance in wake of recent reports of incursions by the Chinese army in Ladakh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, involving the air dropping of expired food cans and painting of rocks red.

Another media report said that two Chinese Sukhoi aircraft had transgressed into Indian air space last month.

The report has not been confirmed by the Defence authorities. (ANI)

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