Meetings of China Working Group is a routine affair: Sources

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Frankfurt (Germany), Sep.24 (ANI): Top government sources are putting the media in the dock for drumming up the incursion issue and reiterated that there is no imminent threat or a significant rise in incursions from the Chinese side along the Sino-Indian border.

Referring to media reports of a proposed high-level meeting of the China Study Group being called by National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan, sources clarified that the group has been existence for the last 40 years, and is an amalgamation of experts and officials, including the Cabinet Secretary, the Defence Secretary, the Home Secretary and the Foreign Secretary.

Sources said the group will continue to discuss everything related to Sino-Indian ties and added that there is no link between the recent reports on incursions and the meeting that was to take place. The hoopla on the issue was a creationf the media, the sources added.

Without naming officials, government sources told ANI that they had identified the officials who are leaking fake details to the media for their vested interests and action would be taken against them soon.

They further said that the distrust between India and China was historical in nature and not built up by the recent incidents as played up by the media.

However, India is concerned about the teeth and lips relations between China and Pakistan, a source added while speaking about recent revelations made by Pakistan's disgraced scientist A Q Khan. By Naveen Kapoor (ANI)

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