New Delhi: Amid persisting tensions over Chinese incursion, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will visit Beijing on May 9.

According to reports, Khurshid on Thursday said that he will ensure that peace is maintained at borders. “There will always be difference of perception on LAC. Ibelieve we have a mutual interest and we should not destroy years of contribution we have put together," he told reporters on the sidelines of a business event.

Khurshid’s visit to China is aimed to prepare ground ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's trip to India next month.

Meanwhile, Indian Army has briefed the Government about various military options that can be exercised to deal with the situation arising out of the intrusion in Ladakh.

The Army has given its inputs on the incursion by Chinese troops to the National Security Advisor-headed China Study Group which includes the Secretaries of the Ministries of Defence, Home and External Affairs, government sources said.

Indian Army had rushed its troops from the 5 Ladakh Scouts battalion to the DBO area and they are camping there. The force is also considering the option of dispatching additional troops if the need arises.

On April 15, a platoon-strength contingent of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) had come 10 km inside the Indian territory in Burthe in the DBO sector on the night of April 15 and established a tented post there.

(JPN/Agencies)

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