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India 'aware' of China build-up at border

July 16, 2009 18:42 IST

Noting that it is aware about China's infrastructure build up along the Line of Actual Control, government on Thursday said India is also ramping up its infrastructure in border areas to meet its strategic and security requirements.

"Government is aware that China is developing infrastructure in border regions opposite India in the Tibet and Xinjiang autonomous regions," Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur told Rajya Sabha.

She said government continues to develop infrastructure in India's border areas in order to meet the country's "strategic and security requirements and to facilitate the economic development of these areas."

Kaur said China's infrastructure development in border areas with India includes the Qinghai-Tibet railway line with a proposed extension up to Xigaze and Nyingchi, and development of road and airport facilities.
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