New Delhi: Indian defence minister AK Antony has said that a joint mechanism to tackle border issues between India and China would be established in the next few months. The move will follow-up on a decision taken by prime minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart president Hu Jintao in April this year.
Talking of border issues he also mentioned that China was ''aggressively'' building up its military capabilities along the borders with India.
Antony was speaking on the side-lines of the Coast Guard commanders' conference here on Tuesday.
"I agree with you on that China is aggressively building its capabilities in its areas. In the past, India was negligent in strengthening its capabilities in the eastern sector," he told reporters when asked about China strengthening its military set-up along the Line of Actual Control.
Instead of "grumbling" over the issue, he said, India was boosting its own capabilities by raising new army divisions and Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) for aircraft operations.
He went on to add that the overall situation along the border was "peaceful".