Both countries are in stand-off in eastern Ladakh after China’s multiple attempts to alter the line of actual control (LAC) or de facto border between the two countries.
Today, the government told in Parliament that no infiltration has taken place along the India-China border in the last 6 months. Both countries are in stand-off in eastern Ladakh after China’s multiple attempts to alter the line of actual control (LAC) or de facto border between the two countries.
The Union Home Ministry was responding to the written question by a BJP Rajya Sabha member Anil Agrawal, who asked whether cases of infiltration from Pakistan and China had increased in the last six months and what steps were being taken by the government.
Nityanand Rai, the Minister of State for Home, listed infiltration attempts by Pakistan – the most incidents were reported in April. While talking of China, he said: “No infiltration has been reported along Indo-China border during last six months”.
In a statement in parliament on Tuesday, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that China continues to be in illegal occupation of approximately 38,000 sq km in Ladakh. “In mid-May, the Chinese side made several attempts to transgress the LAC in other parts of the western sector. This included Kongka La, Gogra and north bank of Pangong Lake. While no one should doubt our determination to safeguard our borders, India believes that mutual respect and mutual sensitivity are the basis for peaceful relations with neighbours,” the Defense Minister said.