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Sino-Indian Border Tranquil: Army Chief JJ Singh

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New Delhi, Apr 20: Dispelling apprehensions about security of the country's northern frontiers, Army Chief JJ Singh today asserted there was no tension along the Sino-Indian border, scene of bloody skirmishes till less than two decade ago.

''The northern borders are peaceful and tranquil'', Gen Singh affirmed during an interaction with mediapersons at the conclusion of the weeklong biannual Army Commanders Conference here.

The Army Chief said ''a strategic partnership'' was emerging between India and China following their high-level bilateral dialogue.

Pointing to the increasing military-to-military interactions between the two countries, Gen Singh said senior military officials from both countries had paid bilateral visits and the neighbours were ''geting closer to each other''.

Reiterating that the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was ''very stable and peaceful'', the Army Chief said troops deployed along both sides of the border celebrated each other's National Days and participated in cultural and sports activities.

UNI

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