Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the Government was ramping up infrastructure along the border with China to ensure the sovereignty and security of the nation.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh said infrastructure like roads, tunnels, railway lines and airfields were being developed along the border with China.

He further said India and China were maintaining mutual respect with regard to the existing agreements to maintain peace and tranquillity at the border.

As on the alleged intrusion by China at Demchok sector, Rajnath Singh said the government was fully aware of the security requirements of the country, adding that the security needs were being reviewed from time to time.

Speaking on Doklam, the minister said both the countries are exercising restraint.

India and China were locked in a face-off for over two months in the Doklam area of the Sikkim sector in 2017.

The 73-day Doklam standoff which began on June 16 over PLA’s plans to build a road in the area claimed by Bhutan, ended on August 28 following mutual agreement between India and China.

China claimed it was constructing the road within their territory which India had objected saying the territory does not belong to China.