China has long claimed Arunachal Pradesh as its territory. Everyone is aware of the conflict between Indian politicians and the Dalai Lama over his visit to India. This time a new dimension was added to it. And it was made after the visit of Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to the state bordering China.
The counter-statement again raised questions about the relationship between the two countries. Venkaiah Naidu recently visited Arunachal Pradesh. But within hours of the visit, Beijing raised questions about his visit.
According to the spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Zhao Lijian, Beijing has not yet accepted Arunachal as part of India. So in that case, China is strongly objecting to any Indian leader visiting the area.
Meanwhile, India promptly responded to China’s statement. The Indian Foreign Office spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi, made it clear that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India.
He said, We have seen what the Chinese government spokesman said. We reject such comments. Like other states in the country, Indian leaders can go to Arunachal Pradesh. It is incomprehensible to the people of this country to object to the departure of an Indian leader from India.
He also blamed China for creating unrest on the border. “We have already mentioned that China is trying to create unrest along the Line of Control by violating the bilateral agreement,” he said.
We hope they will try to solve the problem in the Chinese part of eastern Ladakh.
Incidentally, Beijing does not remain silent just by claiming Arunachal as its own territory.
Earlier, China had strongly protested against the visit of Indian leaders and ministers.
This time too he did not do otherwise. Despite 21-point talks between India and China on resolving the 348-km-long Line of Actual Control, there seems to be no solution in sight yet.