Govt aware of China developing infrastructure on border
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 17:49
  
New Delhi: India on Wednesday said it was aware of infrastructure building by China in the border regions in Tibet and Xinjiang Autonomous Regions and the government was giving "careful and special attention" to development in those areas.

"Government is giving careful and special attention to the development of infrastructure in the border areas opposite China, in order to meet our strategic and security requirements and also to facilitate the economic development of these areas," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said.

In a written reply he informed Lok Sabha that the government was aware of China developing infrastructure in the border regions opposite India in Tibet and Xinjiang Autonomous Regions.

"This includes Qinghai-Tibet railway line, with proposed extension up to Xigaze and Nyingchi, and development of road and airport facilities," he said.

Government has been giving attention to development of border states including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, Krishna said.

Afghanistan: There have been 13 Indian casualties in terrorist related incidents in Afghanistan and necessary precautionary and preventive measures have been taken from time to time, including deployment of security personnel to thwart terrorist attacks, Krishna said in reply to another question.

Bureau Report


First Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 17:49


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