China incursion: Will take every step to protect our interest, says Antony

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 11:42

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Defence minister AK Antony has said that every possible step will be taken to safeguard the interest of the nation after the incident of Chinese troops entering Indian territory came to light.

A Platoon-strength contingent of China`s People`s Liberation Army (PLA) came 10 km inside the Indian territory in Burthe in DBO sector, which is at an altitude of about 17,000 feet, on the night of April 15 and established a tented post there, according to highly placed sources which said a Chinese Army Platoon usually consists of around 50 men.

India and China are in touch on the incident, availing the working mechanism for consultation and coordination on India-China border affairs, as per sources.

"This is an area where there have been differing perceptions of the Line of Actual Control. Incidents do occur and are resolved peacefully on the basis of bilateral agreements which exist and mechanisms provided for in these agreements," the sources said.

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 11:41

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