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Q.NO.800.CHINESE STATEMENT OVER ARUNACHAL PRADESH

April 30, 2015

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.800
TO BE ANSWERED ON 30.04.2015

CHINESE STATEMENT OVER ARUNACHAL PRADESH

800. SHRI NEERAJ SHEKHAR:
SHRI ARVIND KUMAR SINGH:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government is aware that Chinese Government has stated recently that there is huge dispute with India over Arunachal Pradesh, if so, the details thereof;

(b) the reaction and response of Government thereto; and

(c) the reasons for diplomatic failure of Government over border issue with China and to check the repeated intrusions in Indian territory by Chinese Army?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]

(a) & (b) China disputes the international boundary between India and China. In the Eastern Sector, China claims approximately 90,000 square kilometers of Indian territory in the State of Arunachal Pradesh. It is reiterated that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable part of India. This has been clearly conveyed to the Chinese side on several occasions, including at the highest level.

(c) The two sides agree that peace and tranquility on the border is the basis for the continued expansion of India-China relations. The two sides are committed to resolving bilateral issues through dialogue and peaceful negotiations and in a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable manner.

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