Panaji: Instances of transgression by China into the Indian territory have reduced in the last one year owing to confidence building measures between the two sides, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today.
“The border dispute with China is not new. It has been existing right from the time of India's Independence. It is an imaginary line and there are some issues which are related to perception,” Parrikar told PTI, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to China next month.
“..In last few years we have taken certain steps. We have built confidence and the dispute has frozen. Compared to last year, this year the (instances of) transgression is less,” he said.
“Their army walks into the territory which we consider as ours. But these confusion areas have reduced, the number is also less during last one year,” he said.
Responding to a question whether Modi would take up the border dispute issue during his visit, Parrikar said, “I think when he (Modi) goes there, he can sort out some issues.”