China continues its claim on Arunachal Pradesh

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BEIJING: (CNI Monitoring) China on Monday continued to claim that Arunachal Pradesh has always been its territory, even as India dismissed Beijing’s claim as “ridiculous” and “ridiculous”. done.


On Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lin Jian, reacting to Foreign Minister S Jaishankar’s statements on Saturday, reiterated China’s claim, dismissing China’s repeated claims over Arunachal Pradesh as “ridiculous”. And that the border state is a “natural part of India”.


“This is not a new issue. I mean China has made a claim, it has increased its claim.


The claims are absurd to begin with and are still absurd today,” Jaishankar said in an interview on the Arunachal issue. said after giving a lecture in response to the question.


The prestigious Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) of the National University of Singapore (NUS).


“So, I think we’ve been very clear, very consistent on that. And I think you know that’s something that will be part of the border talks that are happening,” he said.


Lin, responding to a question from state media seeking his response to Jaishankar’s comments, said the border between India and China has never been fixed.


“The Sino-Indian border has never been demarcated and is divided into the eastern sector, the middle sector, the western sector and the Sikkim section”, he said.


He said that Xingnan (the Chinese name of Arunachal Pradesh) in the eastern sector has always been China’s territory. China had exercised effective administrative jurisdiction over the area “until India’s illegal occupation”, which it claimed was a “fundamental fact that cannot be denied”.


“In 1987, India created the so-called “Arunachal Pradesh” on Chinese territory under the illegal occupation of India.


China issued a statement at the same time strongly opposing it and asserting that India’s this move is illegal and void China’s position has not changed,” Lin said.


This is the fourth time this month that China has raised its claim to Arunachal Pradesh.


Beijing said it had lodged a diplomatic protest with India over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh on March 9, reiterating its claim to the region.


China, which claims Arunachal Pradesh as southern Tibet, routinely objects to visits by Indian leaders to the state to highlight its claims. Beijing has also named this area Zingnan.


China’s defense minister has also claimed that Arunachal Pradesh was part of Chinese territory, a claim rejected by the foreign ministry last week. (CNI Monitoring)

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