The Ministry of External Affairs has slammed the Chinese criticism of Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s visit to the country’s northern most state, Arinacgal Pradesh. On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Arunachal to campaign for the upcoming general elections.
China, which has its expansionist eyes set on the part of the Indian soul for long, critised the visit saying “resolutely opposes” activities of Indian leaders in the region.
Responding to China’s objection to PM Modi’s visit to the northeastern state, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the state is “an integral and inalienable part of India.” Modi’s visit was part of a series of public meetings in the region aimed at garnering support for the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of elections that are due to be held by May.
“The State of Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable part of India. Indian leaders visit Arunachal Pradesh from time to time, as they visit other parts of India… This consistent position has been conveyed to Chinese side on several occasions,” news agency ANI quoted MEA as saying.
Despite numerous efforts to solve the border dispute, Arunachal that China claims to be Southern Tibet, has remained a matter of conflict between the two countries. India however from the beginning maintain that Arunachal has been an integral part of India, while Tibet is a separate nation that has been unfairly captured by China.