The Government of China on Friday raised its objection to the visit of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to frontier state Arunachal Pradesh.
Reacting to the visit, Spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang said
“the Chinese government never acknowledged the so-called Arunachal Pradesh", adding that China is firmly opposed to the the activities conducted in that area by Indian officials or leaders.
“We urge the Indian side to respect Chinese interests and concerns, and stop taking any
actions that may complicate the boundary matter and take real actions to safeguard peace
and tranquillity in the border areas,” Geng further added.
It may be mentioned that Singh visited Tawang on Thursday for the 'Maitree Diwas' celebrations to boost civil-military friendship in the region bordering China.
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