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No locus standi on Ladakh, Arunachal as India snubs China

Ladakh, Arunachal

India strongly condemned China on Thursday while responded to their claim of blaming the nation’s border infrastructure development for tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). India junks China’s theory of infrastructural developmental works along the borders with China. “The restoration of peace and tranquility can be best done by scrupulously adhering in entirety to the various agreements,” said MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.

The Ministry of External Affairs said at a media briefing that China was grossly wrong in blaming development of infrastructure.

“The government was focused on creating infrastructure for its people to facilitate economic development and also meet Indian strategic and security requirements,” added Srivastava.

“Our position on this has always been clear and consistent. J&K and Ladakh have been, are, and will remain an integral part of India. China has no locus standi to comment on India’s internal matters. We hope that countries will not comment on India’s internal matters, as much as they expect the same of others,” he said to a question on China doubting the status of both UTs.

Arunachal an integral part of India

Even before and on several occasions China has been reminded that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable part of India. Srivastava said that China had been told several times, “including at the highest level.” The state was part of the India-China Army commanders talks on October 12, Srivastava said for the second successive time, a joint press release was issued.

India and China have been standing toe to toe since the past several months along the borders in Ladakh. The situation along the LAC has been volatile and came to the brink of war. However, there have many rounds of military and diplomatic talks between the two nations to diffuse tension and maintain peace. 

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