New Delhi/Beijing: India has vehemently rejected China’s objection to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh, asserting that the state is an “inseparable and integral” part of India and such a reaction is beyond the comprehension of Indians. . Rejecting China’s objections, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also said that India hopes that the Chinese side will work to expeditiously resolve the remaining issues in eastern Ladakh. He said this referring to China’s unilateral efforts to change the status quo in the mountainous region.
Bagchi said, “We have seen the remarks of the official spokesperson of China. We reject such statements. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and integral part of India,” the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs said in response to a question about the objection of the Chinese Foreign Ministry to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh over the weekend. Bagchi said, “Indian leaders regularly visit Arunachal Pradesh, the way they visit other states of India.” I don’t understand.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that China has never recognized it. “China’s position on the border issue is firm and clear. The Chinese government has never recognized the so-called Arunachal Pradesh unilaterally and illegally established by the Indian side and strongly opposes the Indian leader’s visit to the region concerned. We urge you to sincerely respect the key concerns and avoid any action that may further complicate and expand the border issue and undermine mutual trust and bilateral relations.”
“Instead, it should take genuine concrete action to maintain peace and stability in the China-India border region and help the bilateral relations get back on track,” he said. China objected to the visit of Indian leaders to Arunachal Pradesh. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet. The war of words from both sides comes three days after the 13th round of military talks between India and China to resolve the 17-month-old standoff between India and China in eastern Ladakh.
Bagchi said, “As we have said earlier, the current situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the western sector on the Indo-China border has arisen due to China’s attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in violation of bilateral agreements. . It is worth mentioning that the government often addresses Eastern Ladakh as the western sector.
“Therefore, we expect the Chinese side to work towards an early resolution of the remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control, in full compliance with bilateral agreements and protocols, instead of adding to unrelated issues,” Bagchi said. It is noteworthy that after the 13th round of military-level talks, the Indian Army said that neither the Chinese side agreed to its constructive suggestions nor was it able to give any forward-looking suggestions. At the same time, the Western Theater Command of the Chinese Army said that India is insisting on impractical and unrealistic demands. (Language)