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Krishna admits to Chinese incursions, but says no cause for alarm

india Updated: Oct 28, 2009 16:05 IST

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India on Wednesday said the resolution of boundary dispute with China would take time, requiring "a lot of patience", even as it acknowledged occasional Chinese incursions but said there was no cause for alarm.

A day after his talks with Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi here, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said both the neighbours are eager to have cordial and friendly ties.

He also said that China is not building any dam on Brahmaputra River, reports of which had raised concerns in India, which publicly amplified these.

"China wants to have cordial relations with India and India would like to have very friendly relations with China. The effort is to take the relation to being one of partnership," Krishna told reporters here, adding that he found goodwill on both sides.

When referred to incursions by Chinese troops, he said the border with China is not delineated and "as a result there could possibly be incursions once in a while but there is nothing to be alarmed about as the border is peaceful and relations are warm."

Krishna pointed out that Special Representatives of the two countries -- National Security Adviser M K Narayanan and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Dai Binggou -- are engaged in discussions for resolution of the boundary question.

"It is a long boundary, it's a time consuming process. We will have to have a lot of patience before they (Special Representatives) complete their task," he said.