Transgression, not incursion: Parrikar on Chinese troops entering India

The remarks came just days after Chinese troops intruded into Arunachal Pradesh.

Updated: Jun 17, 2016, 09:16 AM IST
Transgression, not incursion: Parrikar on Chinese troops entering India

Nellore: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has described Chinese troops' repeated moves to enter Indian territory as “transgression”.

Refusing to term these incidents as “incursions”, Parrikar said there was a need to bring clarity over the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which would help reduce tensions between the two countries' troops.

The remarks came just days after Chinese troops intruded into Arunachal Pradesh.

Speaking at a press conference after a function, Parrikar said the lack of a clear demarcation of the LAC was leading to 'mistakes' from both sides, reported the Deccan Chronicle on Friday.

 

Referring to the Arunachal incident, the minister said Chinese troops returned to their position after senior Indian military officers discussed the matter with their counterparts.