China Denies Incursions Into India

October 18, 2000 - 0:0
BEIJING China denied allegations that border troops stationed in the country's remote Tibet autonomous region have been making regular forays across the Indian border, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.
China has "all along strictly observed the actual Line of Control" and has worked for peaceful resolution of the border issues between the two countries, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhu Bangzao told a press briefing.
The allegations of Chinese incursions "do not square with the facts", Zhu said.
Officials in the mountainous northeast Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh, parts of which are still claimed by China, have alleged that Chinese troops regularly cross the border into Indian territory.
During Indian President K.R. Narayanan's visit to China in June, both sides pledged to settle their boundary disputes, which are left over from a border war in 1962, as soon as possible.