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'Chinese incursion same as last year, don't worry'

india Updated: Sep 19, 2009 17:24 IST

Seeking to downplay reports of Chinese incursions into Indian territory, Army Chief Gen Deepak Kapoor on Saturday said there was no increase in the number of such incidents as compared to last year.

"There is no cause for worry or concern", Gen Kapoor told reporters in Chennai, noting that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had made a statement on Chinese incursions.

"The Prime Minister has made a statement yesterday that there has not been any more incursions or transgressions as compared to last year. They are almost at the same level," he said asking the media not to over hype the matter.

Singh yesterday appeared to play down reports of Chinese incursions and said was he in touch with the highest levels in China. Kapoor also said that the Army was responding "suitably" to ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

On attempts by militants to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir, he said such attempts would be made before winter. Kapoor said the Army was, however, "well deployed" to meet any such threats.