By Azania Post Reporter
ANY visit to the remote Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is regarded as an attempt to bolster New Delhi's claims, the Chinese government has claimed.
According to Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, Indo claims the state as South Tibet and has condemned Indian leaders visits.
It was reported recently the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the state, which his trip angered Chinese
“China’s position on the China-India boundary question is consistent and clear-cut,” Shuang said in a statement.
“The Chinese government has never recognized the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader’s visit to the disputed area,” Geng said.
He was quoted by Reuters as saying: “We will lodge stern representations with the Indian side,”
“I am delighted to visit Arunachal Pradesh and be among the wonderful people of this state,” Modi said in a Twitter post.
China and India have improved ties in recent years but there is still deep distrust over their long-festering border dispute, which triggered a brief war in 1962.
Chinese and Indian troops faced off on another disputed part of the border last year.
Chinese spokesman Geng said China and India had reached an important consensus on properly managing disputes, and the two sides were working to resolve their contested border through negotiation and consultation.
“The Chinese side urges the Indian side to honor its commitment and abide by the relevant consensus, and refrain from taking any action that may complicate the boundary question,” Geng said.
Modi is expected to visit China in June for a summit of the Chinese and Russian-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization security bloc.