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VK Singh’s LAC remark ‘unwitting confession’ by India: China


New Delhi, Feb 09: Union minister Gen (retd) V K Singh's remark that India has transgressed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) more times than China is an "unwitting confession", the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday.

Union minister Gen (retd) V K Singh

In response to a question, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said "India's transgressions" were the root cause of tensions at the de-facto border between the two countries.

"This is an unwitting confession by the Indian side. For a long time, the Indian side has conducted frequent acts of trespass in the border area in an attempt to encroach on China's territory and constantly created disputes and frictions, which is the root cause of the tensions at the China-India border," Wang Wenbin said.

As per The Hindu, the former Indian Army chief, addressing the media in Madurai, said the border with China has never been demarcated.

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    "China had transgressed many times over the years with its own perception of the LAC," Singh said."Similarly, none of you come to know how many times we have transgressed as per our perception. Chinese media does not cover it."

    "Let me assure you, if China has transgressed 10 times, we must have done it at least 50 times," he added, as per the newspaper.

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