Chinese incursion: Govt. to act only after gathering detailed information

| Updated: Jul 27, 2016 22:43 IST

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Following Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's claim about the incursion of Chinese troops in the state, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that appropriate action would be initiated after going through a detailed report in this regard. "The ITBP personnel are monitoring the border area. We need to assess as to till which area has the intrusion taken place. We will seek a detailed report and then see what is to be done," he told media persons outside the Parliament. Meanwhile, former union home secretary and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP R.K. Singh said the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is not defined, adding that is the root cause of the problem. He said that there has been no cooperation from the Chinese side despite India's repeated call to define the LAC. "It was agreed with China that we will set up a group to clarify the LAC. And we have been asking those groups to complete their exercise, but the Chinese have not been cooperating," Singh told ANI. "Expecting a friendly relationship with China is not something a sensible person will do," he added. According to sources, the ITBP had sent a report about this incident to the Ministry of Home Affairs on July 19, which was the date of incursion. Uttarakhand shares a 350 kilometer long boundary with China and similar incursion attempts by the Chinese have been reported in the past. The last reported Chinese incursion in the state was when the word 'China' was inscribed on rocks near Mana Pass in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. (ANI)