NEW DELHI: India on Thursday strongly rejected China’s objection to Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying any criticism of visits by Indian leaders to a state of the country does not stand to reason.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Arunachal Pradesh is an “integral and inalienable” part of India and Indian leaders routinely travel to the state as they do to any other state.
China, which claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of south Tibet, objected to Shah’s visit to the state, saying it violated Beijing’s “territorial sovereignty” over it.
“Our position on Arunachal Pradesh is clear and consistent. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable part of India,” Kumar said at a media briefing. (AGENCIES)