No occupation of Indian territory by China: Army chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 23:33

Bhopal: Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor
on Tuesday said there have been "no occupation" of Indian territory
by Chinese troops.

"Quite a large number of these reports are not correct. I
am trying to assure everyone here and to the nation that there
have been no major issues of Chinese transgressions so to say.
They come up to certain areas. We also have our perceived Line
of Control up to where we also go. There have been no
occupation of Indian territory," the General told reporters.
The Army chief was reacting to recent media reports about
the Chinese transgression in the country.

When asked about Pakistan`s offer to mediate on the issue
of Chinese intrusion, he said there is no such proposal and if
any then the Government will take a decision on it.

Referring to the infiltration bids being made from
across the border he said that efforts are more from the South
(Kashmir) side and from the area manned by Border Security
Force (BSF).
On Sukna land deal case, General Kapoor said since the
matter is sub-judice it is not proper on his part to comment
on it.

When asked whether India should stop talking to Pakistan
in view of the terrorist attacks on the country, he said
political leadership will decide on the matter.

The Army chief was here to take part in the foundation
laying ceremony of a War Memorial to be constructed at the
Arera Hills with an estimated cost of Rs 16 crore.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 23:33

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