Talks on to resolve border issue with China: Khurshid

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Wednesday said the government was not satisfied with the border stand-off with China, and discussions are on to resolve the issue.

“We are not satisfied with the situation, but the discussions are on,” Khurshid told reporters Wednesday.

Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh assured the government of the opposition’s support on the issue.

“The government should be fearless and take action. They must also inform parliament what step they are taking and we assure them, on the issue of external threats, we are with the government,” Rajnath Singh said.

Chinese troops have set up a post inside Indian territory, about 10 km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de-facto border between India and China. The Chinese set up the post April 15.

India has asked Beijing to maintain the status quo that existed before the April 15 intrusion.

Indian and Chinese local military commanders Tuesday held a flag meeting for the second time to resolve the stand-off over the incursion by Chinese troops.

The cold desert region of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir has about 650 km of Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, which is not demarcated at most places.

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