Kolkata, Oct 14: The military strength at the Chinese side along the international border in Arunachal Pradesh was not increased, reported a top army official.
"It's a political issue, with no military connotation," said Lieutenant General V K Singh, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Command, at a CII programme on defence-industry cooperation.
Talking about local reports that there were army movements along the Sino-Indian border in the North East, he said border crisis was nothing but "a perception."
He denied the local reports of any movements along the Sino-Indian border in the North East. moreover, he added that border crisis was nothing but 'a perception'.
"Even if five army vehicles move towards the border, locals will say army is being brought in. It's just a matter of perception," said Singh.
His comments followed China's expressing 'strong' dissatisfaction over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Arunachal Pradesh about ten days ago for electioneering.