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India-China border extremely peaceful; no new challenges: ITBP

October 22
03:52 2011

NEW DELHI: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police today said the Sino-India border was “extremely peaceful” and there were no new threats to its security, rejecting latest reports of incursion attempts being made by the dragon nation.

“What I personally commit myself to is that there is some dispute in certain sectors because of the Line of Actual Control at the Indo-China border. But it is extremely peaceful. There is nothing which requires any measures from Indian side to further guard the border,” Director General of ITBP Ranjit Sinha told reporters here.

Noting that border dispute between the two countries dates back to the 1962 war, he said, “Both the parties (India and China leaders) have talked it. There are many committees which meet on regular intervals. The border there is very peaceful and government is taking action on the controversial matters.”

Asked about recent reports of air and land space violation by the Chinese side, the DG said, “First you should know the boundary. If you are not knowing your home’s boundary then how would you say there has been incursion. It is a matter on which talks are still underway.

“There are no new challenges as such. We are guarding that border. In fact we are the only police given the task of guarding it. There is nothing which we can talk about or which requires the attention of the media,” he insisted.

ITBP guards the 3488 km Indo-China frontier from Karakoram pass to Jechap La. -PTI



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