MHA confirms in Rajya Sabha- No infiltration bid reported along India-China border in 6 months

MHA confirms in Rajya Sabha- No infiltration bid reported along India-China border in 6 months

The government on September 16 confirmed that no infiltration has been reported along the India-China border in the last six months.

The update was revealed when asked whether cases of infiltration from Pakistan and China has increased during the last six months, to which the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in a written reply, said, “No infiltration has been reported along Indo-China border during last six months.”

This comes after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement in the Lok Sabha. On September 15, Singh had said that China was in illegal occupation of about 38,000 sq km of Indian land in Ladakh, besides laying claim to around 90,000 sq km of territory in Arunachal Pradesh.

“India’s position is that while bilateral relations can continue to develop in parallel with discussions on resolving the boundary question, any serious disturbance in peace and tranquillity along the LAC in the border areas is bound to have implications for the positive direction of our ties,” Singh said in the Lok Sabha.

Referring to the Galwan Valley clashes on June 15, the Defence Minister said Indian soldiers “inflicted costs including casualties on the Chinese side”, adding the House should have “full confidence” that the armed forces will always rise to the challenge and make the country proud.

“As the House is aware, China continues to be in illegal occupation of approximately 38,000 sq km in the Union Territory of Ladakh. In addition, under the so-called Sino-Pakistan ‘Boundary Agreement’ of 1963, Pakistan illegally ceded 5,180 sq km of Indian territory in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, to China. China also claims approximately 90,000 sq kms of Indian territory in the eastern sector of the India-China boundary in Arunachal Pradesh,” the union minister said during the ongoing session in Lok Sabha.

“As the House is aware, China continues to be in illegal occupation of approximately 38,000 sq km in the Union Territory of Ladakh. In addition, under the so-called Sino-Pakistan ‘Boundary Agreement’ of 1963, Pakistan illegally ceded 5,180 sq km of Indian territory in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, to China. China also claims approximately 90,000 sq kms of Indian territory in the eastern sector of the India-China boundary in Arunachal Pradesh,” the union minister said during the ongoing session in Lok Sabha.

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