Hyderabad: Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday denied that India was breaking defence ties with China.
"It is not the question of breaking ties," Antony told reporters on the sidelines of a programme at Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (MIDHANI) here.
"There are occasional problems but that will not affect our broader approach," he said.
The defence minister was commenting on reports in a section of media that New Delhi is planning to break defence ties with Bejing amid reports that China denied visa to a senior army commander responsible for Jammu and Kashmir.
To another query, Antony said that the trend of private sector participation in defence needs to gather more momentum.