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Govt to strenghthen defence along Chinese border

The Cabinet Committee on Security met today and expressed concerns about the spurt in the frequency of incursions by Chinese Army into Indian territory crossing the Line of Actual Control between the two countries.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2009 23:38 IST

The Cabinet Committee on Security met on Monday evening and is believed to have discussed various security issues including the Chinese military incursions into Indian territory in northeast and Ladakh region.

The meeting expressed concerns about the spurt in the frequency of incursions by Chinese Army into Indian territory
crossing the Line of Actual Control between the two countries.

The CCS is also believed to have discussed the deployment of Su-30MKI fighter aircraft in Port Blair for the security of
Andaman and Nicobar islands.

To strengthen its defences along the Chinese border, India has already deployed the Su-30s in Tezpur in Assam and has
plans of deploying more squadrons of the aircraft there in the near future.

Monday's CCS was chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and attended by all its members including External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, Defence Minister A K Antony, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister P Chidambaram.