No infiltration has been reported along the India-China border, minister of state for home affairs (MHA) Nityanand Rai informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today.
However, Rai said at least 47 attempts to infiltrate along India-Pakistan border was made during the last six months—February 0, March 4, April 24, May 8, June 0, July 1.”
An MHA official has clarified that infiltration is not the same thing as “transgression” or “incursion” which is a common parlance for the military action at Line of Actual Congrol (LAC). Infiltration is used for terrorist crossing from Line of Control (LoC). Hence it’s incorrect to say there was any infiltration.
This comes in the wake of defence minister Rajnath Singh asserting that China has been clearly conveyed that any attempt to “uniliaterally” change the status quo along the LAC is not acceptable.”