Not worried about China building airstrips: Govt

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Not worried about China building airstrips: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 1: The Indian Government assured the country that there is no need to be worried about China building new airstrips along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Speaking to reporters, Minister of State for defence M M Pallam Raju said, "I don't think we need to be unnecessarily alarmed. As a regional power, they (China) will strengthen their infrastructure. They will procure their arms and we are doing what we have to do for strengthening our line."

Raju was responding to a question on reports claiming that China was building 27 airstrips along the LAC.

"There is no need to be unnecessarily worried about what other countries are doing, Raju said, adding "as far our programmes are going smoothly and we are doing adequately to strengthen ourselves."

When asked about Chinese army objection over Ladakh road construction, Raju said, "I think some of the things happen when there is a difference of perception. I guess that must be the reason."

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