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China shrugs off border violations with India

China has made light of transgressions by its troops along its disputed border with India, arguing that it was “meaningless” to keep a count when there was no clearly demarcated border. Aloke Tikku reports.
By Aloke Tikku | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2012 10:47 AM IST

China has made light of transgressions by its troops along its disputed border with India, arguing that it was “meaningless” to keep a count when there was no clearly demarcated border.

Chinese military and foreign ministry officials also insisted that the transgressions were only due to difference in perceptions of the border and the troops had “no intention” to violate the border.

New Delhi had told Parliament this May that the Chinese People's Liberation Army had transgressed the border on 505 occasions since 2010.

New Delhi treats nearly 3,500 km as the disputed boundary. Beijing counts about 2,000 km of the border in the northeastern India as disputed.

“The Line of Actual Control… is a concept about which both sides have different understanding. I don't see any point in Parliament or the Indian military calculating how many times a the Chinese border troops crossed the line,” Major General Yao Yunzhu at the PLA Academy of Military Science.

“If we make the calculation on our understanding of the LAC, may be, the Indian border troops have transgressed

the line more than what the Chinese border troops have done,” she said.

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