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India will take suitable action against China's incursions: IAF chief

Air Chief Marshal PV Naik said India will take 'suitable action' if the reports of China occupying Indian territory along the Line of Actual Control was established.

india Updated: Jan 12, 2010 16:56 IST

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal PV Naik on Tuesday said India will take "suitable action" if the reports of China occupying Indian territory along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was established.

"I am not aware of the authenticity of the reports. When it is established on the ground, then we will take suitable action. It (incursions) has got nothing to do with the Air Force though," Naik told reporters in New Delhi.

However, the IAF chief said there was "no" increase in the air space violations by Chinese military aircraft.
"On the air space violations front...It has not increased. On the land, you got to ask the Army chief about it," he said.

Regarding the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Naik said the militant attacks in the border state were "nothing new" and were going on for the last 10 to 12 years now. "But last year, the number of attacks have come down and it will continue to come down," he added.

Noting that stable situation in Kashmir was desired by all, the IAF chief said it was for the political leadership of the country to decide if troop reduction in the state helped stability or not.

"It depends whether it will be stable by reducing the number of troops or by increasing the number of troops in Jammu and Kashmir. Let our political masters decide. They are the best judges of this. I am sure they will be consulting the army chief when they want to do all this. So no problem. Do not worry, there is no danger to the country," he added.