BEIJING, June 11 (UPI) -- China Thursday rejected what it said were India's allegations of border crossings by its military.
"We cannot accept such an allegation and expect relevant Indian figures and media be responsible and do something good for bilateral ties," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters in Beijing, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The two Asian neighbors fought a border war in 1962 and while they are yet to resolve their Himalayan borders, their relations had been improving since then. However, problems have arisen recently, with reports of China making new claims on other Indian territories.
Indian media reports this week quoted Indian defense officials saying they planned to deploy their new Sukhoi 30-MKI advanced fighter jets along the border with China. The reports said the jets would be deployed near where China allegedly made the border incursions.
The Xinhua report, citing the latest Indian media reports, said the China-India border has never been officially determined and that leaders of both sides have said the issue is one of top 10 priorities in bilateral ties.
Qin said through negotiations, China will strike for a fair and reasonable solution with India, while urging both sides preserve the stability and peace in the border region.