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India unlikely to increase military presence on Chinese border: sources

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MANOJ ANAND
Published May 2, 2016, 5:29 pm IST
Updated May 2, 2016, 5:41 pm IST
The two countries have resolved to focus on connectivity and bilateral trades.
Indian and Chinese senior commanders arrive to attend two border meets in Chinese and Ladakh region as part of efforts to build cordial ties, in TWD Garrison in Eastern Ladakh  (Photo: PTI)
 Indian and Chinese senior commanders arrive to attend two border meets in Chinese and Ladakh region as part of efforts to build cordial ties, in TWD Garrison in Eastern Ladakh (Photo: PTI)

Guwahati: India has taken a conscious decision of not enhancing its military deployment along the international border with China.

Informing that focus would be laid on improving the connectivity between the two countries through land routes, security sources said that China is also willing to invest more on bilateral trade instead of engaging itself into boarder disputes with India.

 

Asserting that efforts to build cordial ties between the two neighbours has started yielding positive response, sources said that armies of both India and China have started meeting frequently to sort out disputes creating tension between two neighbours.

Pointing out that border intrusion from the Chinese side has come down significantly, security sources said that Indian government has planned out schemes to increase connectivity through Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh.

Reeling under the impact of global recession, China has also started investment in the country and are keen on exploring other sectors in India in addition to the investment defence sector.

 

Contrary to past practices, both the armies have also agreed to uphold the treaties and agreements signed between the governments of the two sides during two ceremonial Border Personnel Meetings (BPM) on the Chinese and Indian sides. India and China have also been in process of identifying some of the key sectors which have potential to grow with land route connectivity.

Indicating that India has also planned out strategy to develop some of airports in Arunachal Pradesh, security sources said that a massive plan to improve the highways and border roads in frontier states have already started.

 

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