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Situations on Sino-India border due to lack of common perception: India

The situations at the border between India and China could have been avoided if we had a commonly delineated Line of Actual Control and a common perception about it, Government told the Rajya Sabha today.

In a written reply to a question on the issue of Chinese incursions, Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said that “from time to time on account of differences in the perception of the LAC, situations have arisen on the ground that could have been avoided if we had a common perception of the LAC.”

She said government regularly takes up any transgression along the LAC with China through established mechanisms including border personnel meetings, flag meetings, meetings of working mechanism for consultation and coordination on India-China border affairs and diplomatic channels.

“There is no commonly delineated Line of Actual Control in the border areas between India and China,” Swaraj said.

On the progress of dialogue with China on the issue, she said that till date there have been 17 meetings of Special Representatives (SR) of the two countries with the last one held in New Delhi on February 10-11 this year.
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