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U.S. recognises Arunachal Pradesh as Indian territory: official

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State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel. Videograb: X/StateDeputySpox

The United States recognises Arunachal Pradesh as Indian territory and strongly opposes any unilateral makes an attempt by China to advance its territorial claims throughout the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a senior Biden administration official has mentioned, days after the Chinese army reiterated its declare over the State following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s go to there.

Earlier this week, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Zhang Xiaogang mentioned that the southern a part of Xizang (the Chinese title for Tibet) is an inherent a part of China’s territory, and Beijing “never acknowledges and firmly opposes” the “so-called Arunachal Pradesh illegally established by India”.

China, which claims Arunachal Pradesh as South Tibet, routinely objects to Indian leaders’ visits to the State to spotlight its claims. Beijing has additionally named the realm Zangnan.

On March 9, Prime Minister Modi devoted to the nation the Sela Tunnel constructed at an altitude of 13,000 toes in Arunachal Pradesh that can present all-weather connectivity to strategically positioned Tawang and is anticipated to make sure higher motion of troops alongside the frontier area.

U.S. strongly opposes China’s declare of unilateral makes an attempt on Arunachal Pradesh

Speaking at his each day press convention on March 20, State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel mentioned, “The United States recognises Arunachal Pradesh as Indian territory and we strongly oppose any unilateral attempts to advance territorial claims by incursions or encroachments, military or civilian, across the Line of Actual Control.” India has repeatedly rejected China’s territorial claims over Arunachal Pradesh, asserting that the State is an integral a part of the nation. New Delhi has additionally dismissed Beijing’s transfer to assign “invented” names to the realm, saying it didn’t alter the truth.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on March 19 mentioned it has famous the newest feedback made by the spokesperson of the Chinese Defence Ministry “advancing absurd claims” over the territory of Arunachal Pradesh and asserted that the State “was, is and will always be” an integral and inalienable a part of India.

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