Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu (File Photo)
India rejected China’s objection to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh. Also called upon the Chinese side to work again for a quick resolution of the standoff on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The brief exchanges between the two countries highlighted the tensions caused by the standoff in eastern Ladakh, which has been going on for more than a year and a half. Along with this, there has been a fresh face-off between the soldiers of both the sides in the sectors of Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh.
Naidu undertook a two-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh over the weekend as part of his Northeast tour and addressed a special session of the state assembly in Itanagar on Saturday. Responding to a question on state media’s visit, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that Beijing does not recognize Arunachal Pradesh (as part of India) and strongly opposes visits by Indian leaders to the region. .
Arunachal Pradesh an integral part of India – Arindam Bagchi
Hours later, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi dismissed China’s objection to the visit and said Arunachal Pradesh was an integral part of India. He said that “We have noted the comments made by the Chinese official spokesperson today i.e. on Wednesday. We reject such comments. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inseparable part of India.” Indian leaders regularly visit the state of Arunachal Pradesh, as they do in any other state in India. Objecting to the visit of Indian leaders to the state of India does not stand up to the logic and understanding of the Indian people.
India’s demand for China to expedite the resolution of the standoff in eastern Ladakh was reiterated by Bagchi, who again accused the Chinese side of creating tension along the LAC through unilateral efforts to “change the status quo” in the border areas. He said the current situation along the LAC in the western sector of the India-China border areas is due to unilateral efforts by the Chinese side to change the status quo in violation of bilateral agreements. Therefore, we expect the Chinese side to work towards an early resolution of the remaining issues along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh by fully adhering to bilateral agreements and protocols instead of trying to connect unrelated issues.
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