Monday, September 7, 2020

China unwilling to recognize Arunachal Pradesh

By Masood Sattar Khan
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

China has asserted that they had never recognized Arunachal Pradesh which they considered to be established illegally by India on the Chinese territory.

“We have never recognized the so-called Arunachal Pradesh that’s illegally established on the Chinese territory,” the country’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian, declared during his regular briefing September 7. 

He stated that China’s position on the eastern section of the China and India boundary and China’s Southern Tibet was consistent and clear. 

Responding to a question about five civilians who went missing from Arunachal Pradesh a few days ago, he said, “Regarding the specifics, you mentioned I am not aware of it now.” 

The Chinese and Indian soldiers recently engaged in the most serious border clashes since they fought a war in 1962, leaving as many as 20 Indian soldiers dead during the fight. 

The border covers nearly 3,500 kilometers (2,175 miles) of frontier that the two countries call the Line of Actual Control and that stretches from Ladakh in the north to the Indian state of Sikkim in the northeast.

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