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Rajnath Singh warns China against building roads on Indian territory

India will have no alternative but to break any construction that China continues on Indian territory, said Rajnath SIngh.

By: Press Trust of India | Jharkhand | Published: November 17, 2014 5:11:21 pm
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a press conference in New Delhi (Photo: PTI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a press conference in New Delhi. (Source: PTI photo)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday warned China against constructing roads in Indian territory while maintaining that New Delhi wants cordial ties with its neighbours. Asked what if China continues to carry out construction of roads on Indian side, Singh said our forces will be left with no alternative but to “break” any such construction.

“China must end its practice of infiltrating Indian territory and construction of roads on our side. We want to maintain good relations with China and it must respect our sentiment,” he said while addressing a public rally here.

Sending out a message of a stronger India emerging under the BJP regime, Singh said if China continues construction of roads on Indian side, there will be no alternative left with India but to “break” them as a last resort.

Continued incursions by Chinese troops into Indian side have led to high tension along the border. The matter of incursions came up when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi recently.

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