The government on Monday said that over the last few years there has not been any significant change in activities by China along the Line of Actual Control between the two countries.
Stating that there is no commonly delineated LAC between India and China, Defence Minister A.K. Antony told the Lok Sabha that incidents of incursions were taken up with China through the established mechanism.
Minister of State for Defence M. M. Pallam Raju said separately that the Centre would go into the matter of stoppage of road work under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Demchok, in Leh, Ladakh after objection from the Chinese army.
The Minister said the whole problem arose because of different perceptions on the actual border.
The Congress said that while it wanted that the country to have good relations with all its neighbouring countries, other countries too should respect Indian sentiments just as India did.
“We as a party want that we should have good relations with all our neighbouring countries… we respect other countries and other countries should also respect our sentiments, our achievements and our borders,” party spokesman Shakeel Ahmed said.
On the other hand, the Bharatiya Janata Party termed the development a “serious matter” and demanded that the government take the issue up with China.
Promising to raise the issue in Parliament, party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said: “If China objects to development work within our territory, this is a serious matter and the government should take up the issue at the highest level with the Chinese government.”