Arunachal Pradesh: China’s objections to Vice President’s visit to state rejects by India
Guwahati: In the wake of allegations of transgressions by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Arunachal Pradesh, India rejected China’s objections to Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu’s recent visit to the state, claiming that the state is a “integral and inalienable” part of India.
Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, issued a statement on Wednesday “China’s remarks were rejected, we have observed the comments made today by the Chinese official spokesperson. We reject such comments.”
Arunachal Pradesh is a part of India that cannot be separated from it. Indian leaders visit Arunachal Pradesh on a regular basis, just as they do any other Indian state. Objecting to Indian leaders visiting a state in India defies logic and understanding among the Indian people, he added.
China had already expressed its objection to Venkaiah Naidu’s travel to Arunachal Pradesh in a statement.
China rejects India’s unlawfully established state of Arunachal Pradesh and strongly condemns India’s Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu’s recent visit to the state, Chinese official said.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu spent the weekend in Arunachal Pradesh as part of his tour of India’s northeastern states.
This isn’t the first time China has objected to a dignitary visiting the state. Many such visits have been met with protests in the past, particularly when His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited the state.
The 13th round of military discussions between India and China on the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was just finished.
India and China have been trying for 18 months to resolve the border dispute in the Ladakh region along the LAC, but the current round of military-level discussions made no results, and the stalemate continued.
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