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Chinese incursions: NSA convenes meeting

Source: PTI
September 15, 2009 23:35 IST
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Apparently concerned over repeated incursions by Chinese troops, National Security Advisor M K Narayanan has convened a meeting of top officials including Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar and Secretaries of Defence, Home and Foreign Ministries.

The meeting of the China Study Group has been called to take stock of the situation along the Sino-India border, official sources said in New Delhi on Tuesday night.

Besides Chandrasekhar, the meeting will be attended by Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar, Home Secretary G K Pillai, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao. Top officials of the three armed forces and the Intelligence Bureau will also attend the meeting. The meeting comes in the wake of recent reports of incursions by the Chinese army in Ladakh, including air dropping of expired food cans, painting of rocks red among others.

Another media report said that two Chinese Sukhoi fighters had transgressed into Indian air space last month. Indian Air Force, meanwhile, insisted that there had been no unscheduled flight inside Indian air space last month. "It is far-fetched and imaginative," IAF spokesperson Wing Commander T K Singha said while commenting on the media report."We will react if there is any unscheduled flight noticed and picked up on our radars," he said.

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