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Be wary of China: Army chief
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 3
Indian Army chief, General Deepak Kapoor today warned that China’s “military march” could have long-term impact on India’s security, while separately opining that the biggest challenge faced by the Pakistan government was to moderate the largely radical sections of the society.

Delivering the 'National Security Lecture' at the strategic affairs think-tank Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis, he said China and its rapidly modernising military needed to be watched. India needs to be wary of likely implications, which will impact the nation's security.

The vast improvement in China's military modernisation, and infrastructure in the Tibet Autonomous region will affect India in the long run, Kapoor said here. In his lecture on changing global security environment with specific reference to our region and its impact on the Indian Army, Kapoor said, The differences between the two countries on the boundary issue, were being resolved by special representatives of both governments.

Pointing out that regular visits at the highest level have further added to constructive engagement and mutual confidence in relationship between the two neighbours, the General said economic engagements and continued efforts to amicably resolve boundary issues had ensured peace along the border.

Later, while talking to mediapersons Kapoor said the Indian Army was not aware of any build up of China's people's liberation army (PLA) in Tibet, as some reports suggested, for an adventure inside Indian territory after the Beijing Olympics.

The other incursions by the PLA in the north-eastern states have been due to differing perceptions of the Line of actual control and at times due to confusion among troops on ground, especially when the units were changed and new units got posted there.



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