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Indian Army rejects China’s accusations of ‘transgression’ in Arunachal, says it would continue patrols up to LAC

Rejecting the Chinese protest, the Indian Army clarified that its troops were aware of the alignment of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the Army shall continue to carry out patrols up to the LAC, the de facto border between the two countries. (Photo: AP)

Rejecting the Chinese protest, the Indian Army clarified that its troops were aware of the alignment of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the Army shall continue to carry out patrols up to the LAC, the de facto border between the two countries. (Photo: AP)

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army has categorically rejected Chinese accusations of transgression’ in Asaphila area along the disputed border in Arunachal Pradesh, news agency PTI reported quoting official sources. The area is considered to be of vital strategic importance to both the Asian giants

Indian authorities further informed that Chinese officials flagged the issue in a ‘Border Personnel Meeting’ (BPM) that was tabled on March 15 at Daimai post on the Chinese side in the Kibithu area. Indian Army, in its rejection of the Chinese claims, asserted that Asaphila area located in the upper Subansiri region of Arunachal Pradesh belongs to India and that its troops have been regularly manoeuvring patrols at locations mentioned by the Chinese authorities.

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Credit: indianexpress.com

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