India China standoff: No Chinese infiltration reported along border in past 6 months, MHA tells Rajya Sabha
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday informed members of the Rajya Sabha that there has been no Chinese infiltration in the last six months.
New Delhi: The Union home ministry on Wednesday said in Parliament that no infiltration has been reported along the border with China in the last six months.
Minister of State (Mos) for Home Nityanand Rai stated in a written reply that “no infiltration has been reported along the Indo-China border during the last six months”. The answer was in reply to an unstarred question by Dr Anil Agrawal, a BJP MP from Rajya Sabha.
“The government has adopted a multi-pronged approach to contain cross border infiltration, which inter-alia include multi-tiered deployment along the international border/ Line of Control, improved intelligence and operational coordination, border fencing, deploying technological solutions and taking proactive action against infiltrators,” Rai said.
While Rajnath Singh refrained from using the term infiltration/incursion in his speech in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, he stated that Chinese PLA had dishonoured the 1993-1996 agreement between the two nations. He then spoke of transgression by Chinese.
According to it, 47 attempted infiltration along the India-Pakistan border were made during the last six months. These occurred in the months of February (0), March (4), April (24), May (8), June (0), July (11), respectively.
The Monsoon session of the Parliament began on Monday and is scheduled to continue till October 1.