Govt taking issue of Chinese nationals seriously: Antony

Taking a "serious" note of reports suggesting spurt in clandestine activities by Chinese nationals in India, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said investigating agencies were looking into the issue to find out the truth.

Updated: Jan 31, 2011, 17:49 PM IST

New Delhi: Taking a "serious" note of
reports suggesting spurt in clandestine activities by Chinese
nationals in India, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said
investigating agencies were looking into the issue to find out
the truth.

In recent times, four persons of Chinese nationality have
been apprehended from different parts of the country for
suspicious activities and agencies are also interrogating the
17th Karmapa over his alleged links to China.

"Agencies concerned are inquiring into the details and
government is taking the issue seriously. We are trying to
find out the details and the truth," he said.

The minister was responding to queries about alleged
spurt in suspicious activities by Chinese nationals in India.

Expressing concern over the fate of Indians stuck in
Egypt, Antony said, "The government is concerned about the
developments there and the safety of Indians."

He said the External Affairs Ministry (MEA) and the Civil
Aviation Ministry are in constant touch and are making all
necessary arrangements to bring back the Indians from there.

"Both the ministries are monitoring the situation. They
will take whatever action needed for the safety of Indians
there," the Minister said.

In protests against the government in Egypt, more than
100 people have lost their lives and several thousand have
been left injured in the last six days.

PTI