Ummid Assistant

Samsung sets up fund for poor kids' education

US varsity offers doctorate for education professionals

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » International

India protests China's Arunachal comments

Monday February 27, 2012 07:40:39 PM, IANS

New Delhi: India Monday expressed its objections and surprise at China's protest over Defence Minister A.K. Antony's visit to Arunachal Pradesh and protested against any outside interference in the state.

"Arunachal Pradesh is a part and parcel of India. The defence minister is entitled to go anywhere in the country he considers necessary," External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna told reporters here.

The question of any country raising objection does not come into consideration, said Krishna.

Antony, who visited Arunachal Pradesh Feb 20 for the Silver Jubilee celebrations of its statehood in state capital Itanagar, called the Chinese comments "objectionable". He had also announced a slew of infrastructure development projects for the border state that day.

Antony said he had the right and the duty as the defence minister of India to visit all border states any time.

""I was surprised to see such a reaction. I feel it is most unfortunate and, at the same time, it is really objectionable. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India," he told reporters here on the sidelines of a National Maritime Foundation (NMF) function.

"I have the right and the duty as the defence minister of India to visit all border states of the country," he added.

Objecting to the Indian defence minister's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei had Saturday asked "India to work with China to maintain peace and stability in border areas".

Hong had asserted that China advocated seeking a fair and rational solution through equal and friendly negotiations, adding that Bejing's stance on Sino-Indian border issues, including disputes regarding the eastern section, has been consistent and clear-cut.

He also called upon India to desist from taking any action that could complicate the issue.

He was reacting to media reports about Indian officials participating in activities organised by the "so-called Arunachal region", without directly referring to Antony's visit to Arunachal Pradesh.

The latest Chinese assertion on Arunachal Pradesh came more than a month after special representatives of India and China held the 15th round of boundary talks here to discuss a framework that can form the basis for resolving their decades-old boundary dispute.

Beijing's claims on Arunachal Pradesh are part of the boundary negotiations between the two rising Asian powers.

In the boundary negotiations, China hardened its stance on Arunachal Pradesh, part of its negotiating tactic to extract concessions from India in any final boundary settlement.

Last month, China had denied visa to a senior Indian Air Force officer belonging to Arunachal Pradesh to visit that country as part of a defence delegation visiting that country. This had prompted New Delhi to scale down the size of the delegation.








Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS






Top Stories

Authorities in Gujarat protecting perpetrators of 2002 riots: HRW

Authorities in India’s Gujarat state are subverting justice, protecting perpetrators, and intimidating those promoting accountability 10 years after the anti-Muslim riots that killed nearly 2,000 people, Human Rights Watch said in a report  »

Politics of hatred has triumphed in Gujarat: Harsh Mander

When we stood with pickaxes in Vadodara

Indian American Muslims mourn Gujarat victims, demand justice

‘Vibrant Gujarat has left the state’s Muslims in an economic ghetto'


  Most Read

Arabic writings clue in scientists on past climate

Ancient Arabic manuscripts are providing valuable meteorological insights to help scientists reconstruct past climate, a study reveals. Scientists from the Universidad de Extremadura, Spain, have turned  »

Samjhauta blast accused arrested in Malegaon case

The National Investigation Agency Monday arrested Lokesh Sharma, an accused in the Samjhauta Express train bombing case, for his alleged involvement in the 2008 Malegaon blast case  »


  News Pick

Olympics boycott is on the table, claims Bhopal NGO

Union sports ministry officials have assured them that India was all prepared to boycott the London Olympics over the Dow Chemicals' sponsorship issue and was only waiting for the International Olympics Committee (IOC) response, Bhopal gas tragedy survivors' representatives said.  »

Message of harmony from 'communal' Malegaon

Prophet's life best example to follow, hundreds vowed at Jamiat Ahle Hadees Maharashtra conference

Not any misconception. There are in fact deliberate and consistent efforts all over the  »

Arabic writings clue in scientists on past climate

Ancient Arabic manuscripts are providing valuable meteorological insights to help scientists reconstruct past climate, a study reveals. Scientists  »


Picture of the Day

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh presenting a memento to the President of Rotary International Kalyan Banerjee at the inauguration of the Polio Summit 2012, in New Delhi on February 25, 2012. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Sudip Bandyopadhyay are also seen.

(Photo: Asish Maitra)



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us




    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.