Beijing Expresses Concern about Indian Missiles near Its Border

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Beijing has expressed concern about Indian plans to deploy advanced missiles along the border with China.

Beijing Expresses Concern about Indian Missiles near Its Border

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India plans to deploy advanced missiles along the border with China, which has already expressed its concern about such intentions.

Spokesman for Chinese Defense Ministry, Wu Qian, said that maintenance of peace and stability in the border area was an “important consensus” reached by Beijing and New Delhi. He also added that more efforts could be put into regional peace and stability by India.

“We hope that the Indian side can do more to benefit peace and stability along the border and in the region, rather than the opposite,” Qian said on Thursday.

The statement was made after media have reported about India’s plan to deploy highly-developed cruise missiles along the country’s border with China.

According to Indian military officials, the country plans to arm regiments on the China border with BrahMos missiles, made by an Indo-Russian joint venture. The move would be a part of efforts to build up capabilities of military and civilian infrastructure in the area.

The decision was taken amid long border dispute between China and India. China claims more than 90,000 square kilometers, ruled by New Delhi in the eastern part of the Himalayas. At the same time, India states that China occupies 38,000 square kilometers of its territory on the Aksai Chin plateau in the west.

Reportedly, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are going to hold a meeting during Modi’s visit in China to attend the G20 summit next month.

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