Arunachal village issue: Normal construction within own territory, says China

Beijing: Chinese Foreign Ministry has said that construction is going on in “its own territory”. This comes as a reaction to the report about building a new village in Arunachal Pradesh.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told the media that it’s position on the east sector of the China-India boundary is clear and added that they never recognised Arunachal Pradesh.

Reports said China has been claiming Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet, while India has always maintained that the northeastern state is its integral and inalienable part of the country.

India said it keeps a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on the country’s security, and takes necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The Ministry of External Affairs in a cautious reaction said it keeps a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on India’s security and takes all the necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The India-China border dispute covers the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC). Despite several rounds of military and diplomatic talks to resolve the face-off in eastern Ladakh, no significant headway has been achieved so far in this connection.

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