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No security risk along Sino-India border in Ladakh: Army

Admitting there are cross-border movement of civilians along Sino-India border in Ladakh sector, the Army today maintained there is "no security risk" along the border.

india Updated: Sep 19, 2012 18:42 IST

Admitting there are cross-border movement of civilians along Sino-India border in Ladakh sector, the Army today maintained there is "no security risk" along the border.

"I would say that there is no security risk along Line of Actual Control (LAC) (along Sino-Indian border in Ladakh sector) as I see it today", Northern Command Chief Lt Gen KT Parnaik told said on Wednesday.

He was replying to a volley of questions about incursion, transgression and cross-border movements of people and China's alleged interference along Sino-Indian border in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Lt Gen Parnaik, who inaugurated a mega Army Mela in border belt of Nowshera area of Rajouri district, said "let me first say that transgression along Eastern Ladakh border--Dumchok area--there have been cross movements in areas of differing perception there (LAC in Ladakh)--especially towards south Dumchok side-- Chumor and Chusar areas".

He said that "last to last month, we had an incident there-- three to four Chinese dressed in local attire were seen in our area. They were wandering there thinking that it was their area".

"We had to confront them-- show them the manner and asked them to leave-- which they did with a little protest", the Army commander said adding "this issue was discussed in the border personnel contact meeting (with Chinese troops). We had made it clear to Chinese that they should ensure that they do not violate the tranquility and peace".