Defence

Centre responds to reports of China’s construction work along border areas with India

By Zeenews

The Centre on Monday said that the government keeps a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on India’s security. Reacting to reports of China undertaking construction work along the border areas with India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated that India “takes all the necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity”.

An MEA official said, “We have seen recent reports on China undertaking construction work along the border areas with India.” The official added that China has undertaken such infrastructure construction activity in the past several years.

“In response, our government too has stepped up border infrastructure including the construction of roads, bridges etc, which has provided much-needed connectivity to the local population along the border.

The government remains committed to the objective of creating infrastructure along the border areas for the improvement of livelihood of its citizens, including in Arunachal Pradesh,” added the official.

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