India, China hold border meet over Tuting incident, issue resolved, says Bipin Rawat

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India and China held a Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) last week to resolve the incident of road building by Chinese civilians at Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh.

“Tuting issue has been resolved. A border meeting was held two days back,” Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said on Monday. He was speaking to the media on the sidelines of an Army-industry seminar on indigenisation.

Troops of India and China were locked in an eyeball-to-eyeball standoff near Bishing in Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Siang district, sources in the security establishment had confirmed to newspaper The New Indian Express.

The standoff began after Indian troops involving the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Indian Army were informed by local villagers that a Chinese road-building team had entered India with bulldozers.

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China had said it had “never acknowledged” the existence of Arunachal Pradesh as it kept mum over a media report that its troops intruded into the Indian side of the border in the frontier state.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang’s response came after a media report said that Chinese troops intruded into the Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh for about 200 meters close to a village in upper Siang district.


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