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No need for excessive alarm over Chinese incursions: Krishna

india Updated: Sep 10, 2009 21:14 IST
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India on Thursday sought to downplay the incursions by Chinese troops, saying the borders are secure and "excessive alarm" over it would not serve any purpose.

"I would like to emphasise that there is an established mechanism to deal with such situations (border incursions)," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said during an interaction with the Editors Guild in New Delhi.

He said both sides have agreed that pending the resolution of the border issue, peace and tranquility must be maintained at the Line of Actual Control.

"Moreover, India is monitoring the situation constantly and there can and will be no lowering of our defences in this regard. Our borders are secure and it serves no purpose to create excessive alarm," he said.

While downplaying the incidents, India is likely to raise this issue with China at the next meeting of Special Representatives who are engaged in negotiations for resolving the vexed boundary question.

India has been maintaining that such incursions take place due to differences of perception about the border which is not delineated.