India on Wednesday strongly rejected China’s objection to a latest go to to Arunachal Pradesh by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, asserting that the state is an “integral and inalienable” a part of India. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned objecting to the go to of Indian leaders to a state of India “does not stand to reason and understanding” of Indian individuals. “We have noted the comments made today by the Chinese official spokesperson. We reject such comments. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable part of India,” Bagchi mentioned.
He was responding to a query on feedback by a spokesperson of the Chinese overseas ministry objecting to Naidu’s go to to Arunachal Pradesh over the weekend. “Indian leaders routinely travel to the state of Arunachal Pradesh as they do to any other state of India. Objecting to the visit of Indian leaders to a state of India does not stand to reason and understanding of Indian people,” Bagchi mentioned.
China has been objecting to visits of Indian leaders to Arunachal Pradesh, saying it is part of South Tibet. The recent confrontation between the 2 sides got here three days after the thirteenth spherical of navy talks on the 17-month jap Ladakh standoff led to a stalemate. “Further, as we have mentioned earlier, the current situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector of the India-China border areas has been caused by unilateral attempts of the Chinese side to alter the status quo in violation of the bilateral agreements,” Bagchi mentioned.
The authorities usually refers to jap Ladakh as Western Sector. “Therefore, we expect the Chinese side to work towards early resolution of the remaining issues along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh while fully abiding by bilateral agreements and protocols rather than trying to link unrelated issues,” Bagchi mentioned.
A day after the thirteenth spherical of navy talks, Indian Army mentioned the “constructive suggestions” made by it had been neither agreeable to the Chinese facet nor it may present any “forward-looking” proposals. On its half, the Chinese PLA’s Western Theatre Command mentioned India insisted on “unreasonable and unrealistic demands, adding difficulties to the negotiations.”