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Situation along border with China improved after Wuhan summit: Gen. Rawat

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The situation along the nearly 4,000-km long border between and has improved following the summit talks between and Chinese in last year, Gen. said Thursday.

He said certain "directives" were issued to various formations along the border following the summit and they are being followed.

"We have been able to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Chinese border, particularly after the summit. Common directions were issued and they are being followed," he said addressing a press conference ahead of on January 15.

At the same time, he made it clear that same policy is being followed in protecting the border with as well as with China, indicating that the was not lowering its along the Chinese frontier.

"It is not that different policies are being followed for Northern and Western border," he said.

"I would say that with the northern border, we have been able to maintain the kind of peace and tranquillity that we wished," he added.

Gen. said there have been regular interactions between the and the as part of confidence building measures.

In their informal summit in Chinese city of Wuhan in April last year, Modi and Xi decided to issue "strategic guidance" to their militaries to strengthen communications so that they can build trust and understanding.

The informal summit had taken place seven months after the Doklam standoff.

Troops of and were locked in a 73-day face-off in Doklam from June 16, 2017, after the Indian side stopped the building of a road in the disputed area by the The impasse ended on August 28.

As concerns mounted over Chinese infrastructure build-up in Tibet Autonomous Region and near Doklam tri-junction, the government is also expediting implementation of pending projects like laying of roads, construction of bridges, strengthening of key airfields and enhancing surveillance along the nearly 3,600-km Sino-border.

Gen. said India is also developing along the Sino-India border.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 20:05 IST
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