Tribune News Service
New Delhi, 13 October
India on Wednesday slammed China for questioning Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh last week, saying the state is an integral and inseparable part of India.
Naidu visited Arunachal Pradesh on 9 October and addressed a special session of the state assembly.
Chinese MFA spokesman Zhao Lijian said during a TV interview, “China’s position on the border issue with India is consistent and clear. The Chinese government has never recognized the so-called Arunachal Pradesh established by the Indian side unilaterally and illegally. and strongly opposed the visit of the Indian leader to the region.
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Responding to the comments, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inseparable part of India. Objecting to the visit of Indian leaders to a state in India does not stand up to the logic and understanding of the Indian people. We reject such comments.” Although the visit took place on 9 October, the Chinese The response came two days after Taiwan’s foreign ministry thanked India for its touching National Day messages on October 11. The Ministry of External Affairs said that the current situation along the LAC in the western region is due to China’s unilateral efforts to change the status quo in defiance. bilateral agreements. “We expect the Chinese side to work towards an early resolution of the remaining issues along the LAC in eastern Ladakh, while fully adhering to bilateral agreements and protocols rather than trying to connect unrelated issues,” Bagchi said. “
In February last year, China had objected to Amit Shah’s visit to Itanagar.