China condemns Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, says India should respect Chinese concerns

Srinagar: China’s foreign ministry on Saturday condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying it “resolutely opposes” activities of Indian leaders in the region, India Today reported.

PM Modi’s visit was part of a series of public meetings in the region.

“China urges the Indian side to proceed from the overall situation of bilateral relations, respect China’s interests and concerns, cherish the momentum of improving relations between the two countries, and refrain from any actions that intensify disputes and complicate the border issue,” the country’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

In response, The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), said Arunachal Pradesh was an integral and inalienable part of India, and Indian leaders could visit it as and when required.

“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,” a MEA spokesperson said.

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