9 May 2016

Infiltration from Pakistan and Incursions by Chinese Troops

PIB Press Release

Apr 30, 2016 

There have been no instances of incursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory. There is no commonly delineated Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China. There are areas along the border including areas in Ladakh where India and China have differing perception of LAC. Due to both sides undertaking patrolling upto their perception of the LAC, transgressions do occur.

Regarding construction activities in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Government has seen such reports and has conveyed its concerns to China about their activities and asked them to cease such activities. As per assessment, details of infiltration by terrorists in J&K are as under:

S. No. Year Attempted Infiltration Successful Infiltration

1. 2015 118 33
2. 2016 24 18
(upto 31st March) 

Government regularly takes up any transgression along LAC with the Chinese side through established mechanisms including Flag meetings, Border Personnel meetings, meetings of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs and diplomatic channels.

Issues relating to abetting infiltration along India-Pakistan border are taken up with Pakistan military authorities at the appropriate level through the established mechanism of Flag Meetings and weekly talks between the Directorate Generals of Military Operations of both the countries. Government is fully seized of the security needs of the country. Necessary steps, as required, are taken to ensure that the national security concerns are adequately addressed through capability and infrastructural development. This is a continuous process.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Kumari Sushmita Dev and others in Lok Sabha.

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