No Chinese intrusion, postive relations with China: Jamwal

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Shillong, Oct 12 (UNI) The Indian Army today denied reports of any Chinese intrusion into Indian territory in the Tawang and Walong sectors of Arunachal Pradesh.

''China has its own perception of the Line of Control which is happening every year,'' General Officer Commanding (Eastern Command) Lt Gen K S Jamwal told UNI here at the Headquarters of 101 Area.

He, however, maintained there had been no Chinese intrusion into the frontier Northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.

''Our men have been patrolling the border and the Chinese army are also doing their bit inside their own territory,'' he said.

Stating that the country was having cordial relations with China, Mr Jamwal said the proposed visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to China indicated that ''India has positive bilateral relations with China.'' Earlier, Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Yuxi had said, ''The whole of what you call the state of Arunachal Pradesh is Chinese territory. We are claiming the whole of that.'' India had reacted strongly to the Chinese claims and reiterated, ''Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India.'' Beijing, in 2003, had given up its territorial claim over the Indian state of Sikkim but still holds on to its age-old stand that a vast stretch of the state belongs to it.

Arunachal Pradesh shares 1,030 km unfenced border with China.

The Indo-China border along the state is separated by the McMohan Line, an imaginary border, now known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

The two countries fought a border war in 1962, with Chinese troops advancing deep into Arunachal Pradesh and inflicting heavy casualties on Indian troops.

Earlier, Lt Gen Jamwal, who chaired the annual Eastern Command Formation Commanders meeting, reviewed the overall security measures in the wake of Myanmar's crackdown on Buddhist monks in their country.

The meeting, attended by senior Army officials, including Assam Rifles Director General Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, deliberated on the activities of the various militant outfits in the region.


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