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Q.2031 Chinese view on Arunachal Pradesh

August 30, 2012

Rajya Sabha
Unstarred Question No. 2031
To be Answered on 30.08.2012

2031. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that China considers Arunachal Pradesh as southern part of Tibet;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether Government has registered its objection against misleading claim of China; and

(d) if so, the facts thereof and whether Government would reconsider its stand regarding recognising Chinese suzerainty over Tibet in changed scenario?

The Minister of State in The Ministry of External Affairs
(Shri E. Ahamed)

(a) to (d) China disputes the international boundary between India and China in the Eastern Sector and claims approximately 90,000 square kilometers of Indian territory in the State of Arunachal Pradesh. China illegally refers to this region as "Southern Tibet”. The fact that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable part of India has been clearly conveyed to the Chinese side. India’s position on Tibet has been consistent and is well-known.

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