India slams China for objecting to US envoy’s Arunachal visit

Taking exception to the visit by Verma, China said it was firmly opposed to it and that any interference by Washington in the Sino-India boundary dispute will make it "more complicated" and "disturb" hard won peace at the border.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2016 6:42 pm
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Rebuffing China for objecting to US Ambassador Richard Verma’s recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh, India on Monday said there was “nothing unusual” about his trip to a state which is an integral part of the country. “The US Ambassador visited Arunachal Pradesh, a state which is an integral part of the country to which he is accredited. There is nothing unusual in it,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said here.

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Taking exception to the visit by Verma, China said it was firmly opposed to it and that any interference by Washington in the Sino-India boundary dispute will make it “more complicated” and “disturb” hard won peace at the border.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang also asked the S to desist from interfering in the India-China border dispute while referring to Verma’s October 22 tour to Tawang at the invitation of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.

“We have also noted that the place visited by senior US diplomatic official is a disputed region between China and India. We are firmly opposed to his visit,” he said.

China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet and routinely protests visits by Indian leaders, foreign officials as well as the Dalai Lama to the area.

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First Published on: October 24, 2016 6:22 pm
  1. A
    Oct 24, 2016 at 9:14 pm
    Rub the Chinese with salt where ever we can. They can't just whinge about their imagined interests while rubbing the entire world all along. They can own Porki's but they don't own the world.
    1. S
      Oct 24, 2016 at 4:25 pm
      Chinese army forces are in POK , which is integral part of India as well. Why not Indian govt., object to that!
      1. D
        Oct 24, 2016 at 8:37 pm
        Next time, India should vigorously object to any new foreign dignitary visiting Tibet. The communist China only knows how to complain and try to show its dominance over the neighbors. That's all. It does not have guts to stop sailing of the U.S. ships through South China Sea. Because, it knows that by doing so, the U.S. can teach it a lesson it will not forget.
        1. J
          jayaram reddi
          Oct 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm
          Also always keep calling for independence for Tibet.
          1. B
            Oct 24, 2016 at 9:43 pm
            China is clever by half, and ignorant of 100%. Not a single Tibetan accepted China's occupation, and Tibet was 100% lived by Tibetan. Not a single Hans (Chinese) were on Tibet before 1960. The people of Arunachal Pradesh are 100% Indian, and not a single Hans. China must realise, it cannot keep going around the world and occupy areas through military power.
            1. B
              Oct 24, 2016 at 9:49 pm
              One by one. Let first we facilitate Balochis to liberate.
              1. S
                S Subramaniam
                Oct 25, 2016 at 12:43 am
                First China must vacate Tibet and Akash-Chin.
                1. K
                  Kartha MN
                  Oct 24, 2016 at 4:52 pm
                  The Chinese must be advised to refrain from CPEC project as it pes thru Kashmir which is an Indian territory part of which is under illegal occupation of Pak.The megalomaniac wants SCS , Tibet, Arunachal and what not as part of China. If it is not stopped it would swallow the weak as it did to Tibet stifling Tibetans for it knows that Tibet does not belong to it and holds on to it for its strategic importance
                  1. M
                    Oct 25, 2016 at 4:13 am
                    China's 2.2 strong PLA army is not trained for fighting any of its neighbors including India or Vietnam. The hyper-rich oligarchy children descended from Mao's generals (Princelings or Revolutionary Families) who control China's wealth and power requires the army to crush any internal rebellion in future. According to Mao, the state power comes from the barrel of a gun. The number of civilian deaths, at Tiananmen Square Macre in Beijing in 1989, has been estimated at anywhere between the hundreds to the thousands. The question is how long the Princeling dictators be able to hold on to power by filling Chinese brain with Opium of "Century of National Humiliation". This is the age of internet and social media and dragon had already lost its control on every string of society because the economic freedom runs stronger than the writ of government.
                    1. M
                      Mystore Rom
                      Oct 25, 2016 at 11:08 am
                      Of course India will angry when China opposed India's master American to visit Aru.
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