Such incidents keep happening, Naik on reports of incursion

Posted By: Manoj Kumar Ramesh
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New Delhi, Jan 11 (PTI) Seeking to play down reports ofincursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory, Air ChiefMarshal P V Naik today said such incidents take placeregularly and "make no difference".

Noting that he was not aware of any such particularincident, the Air Chief said, "These things keep happening.

During snowfall, even on our thing (side), people go one oddkilometre here and there. It makes no difference."

The IAF chief was talking to reporters on the sidelinesof his visit to the annual NCC Republic Day parade camp here.

Chinese troops, in September-October last year, hadreportedly entered Gombir area in Demchok region in Jammu andKashmir and threatened civilian workers building a shed as perplans cleared by the state rural development department.

Army Chief General V K Singh had yesterday said that the"so-called" intrusions take place due to perceptionaldifferences about the Line of Actual Control (LAC) betweenIndia and China, an issue which is being addressed by the twocountries through discussion.

The Army chief had said that he did not view theincident, which took place about two months back, as analarming development.

"I only see it as a problem of perception. We patrol uptoour perception of the LAC which is further east of this andthe Chinese come to the LAC as perceived by them," he said.

"When they do that and it is beyond our line, it iscalled transgression. I am quite sure on the Chinese side alsothey would call it a transgression when our patrols go uptoour line of perception," Singh said.

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