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Cotton Growers Lament

Sabha on August 6 that "we do not consider it a preparation for invasion by China" At the same lime, the situation is not without potential for unpleasant developments. Along the India-China border whenever the line of actual control is fluid, either side is bound to try to firm it up to its own advantage. Given these efforts, even armed clashes cannot be ruled out. This danger will persist so long as the boundary, issue is not settled through negotiations between the two countries. To argue, as was done by some MPs in Parliament, that in view of the Chinese intrusion the Government of India should not have sent its team to participate in the seventh round of the ongoing border negotiations between the two countries in Beijing in July is to completely misunderstand the problem. In fact, if the recent developments in Sumdorong Chu Valley underscore anything it is the importance of speeding up the efforts towards a negotiated settlement of the border question and the grave dangers inherent in delaying such a settlement.

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