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China Condemns Modi’s Visit to Arunachal Pradesh, MEA Responds

Arunachal,Modi,Hollongi China firmly opposes Modi's visit to border region
Deanna Wagner | 10 February, 2019, 06:01

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be going to inaugurate several projects in Arunachal Pradesh during his visit to the north-eastern state on Saturday, said officials.

Earlier in February a year ago, China had voiced its "firm opposition" to the visit of Prime Minister Modi to Arunachal Pradesh, saying that it would lodge a diplomatic protest with India.

PM Modi had tweeted back then that there was a "perceptible improvement" in India-China relations and that regular interactions had added "significant strength" to the bilateral ties.

New Delhi considers Arunachal Pradesh as an Indian state, but Beijing claims a large part of it as South Tibet.

"The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader's visit to the eastern section of the Sino-Indian border".

Beijing's position on the issue has been "consistent and clear", foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement on Saturday.

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Russian Federation is looking forward to receiving this detailed proposal for the agenda of these talks, he noted. The INF Treaty, signed by the Soviet Union and the United States on December 8, 1987, took effect on June 1, 1988.

India should "take into consideration the two countries' relations, respect Chinese interests and concerns, cherish the momentum of improving relations, and not take any actions that will complicate the border dispute", she said.

"This consistent position has been conveyed to Chinese side on several occasions", said a spokesperson from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Rs 4,000 crore in the border state.

Inaugurating the Tezu airport in the Lohit district through remote, the PM said the airport will connect Guwahati, Jorhat and Hollongi.

He inaugurated the new Doordarshan channel for Arunachal Pradesh, DD Arun Prabha. India and China have so far held 21 rounds of talks to resolve the border dispute.

However, in April 2018, there seemed to be an effort to improve bilateral ties when Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met.

The two leaders had met in the Chinese city of Wuhan for an informal summit in April a year ago, where they had agreed to provide "strategic guidance" to their respective militaries to avoid the recurring of Doklam-like incidents. Chinese forces had attempted to build a road on the Doklam plateau in Bhutan in 2017, which was stopped by the Indian Army leading to a two-month long stand-off between the two sides.