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'China complying with consensus to maintain peace along LAC'

india Updated: Sep 16, 2009 01:27 IST
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Amid reports of Chinese border incursions and cross-border firing, China on Tuesday said that it was "strictly" abiding by the "consensus" reached with India to maintain peace along the disputed boundary.

"The Chinese and Indian governments have reached consensus on border issues -- that is the two sides will jointly strive to safeguard peace in the region before final settlement," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu said at a biweekly press briefing.

"China has always strictly abided by the consensus," she said.

Responding to a query on a report that two Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel were injured by bullets fired from the Chinese side along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Sikkim two weeks ago, Jiang said "I have replied to this question earlier. For more details, you may contact the concerned department."

At the same time, she said that some Indian media outlets were releasing "inaccurate information."

"It's hard to understand some Indian media's purpose when they publish reports that are not accurate," she said and hoped that the Indian media will do more to contribute to improvement of Sino-Indian relations.