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Beijing has never recognised the 'so-called' state Arunachal Pradesh: China

China also maintained that its position on the China-India boundary issue was consistent and clear

ANI  |  Beijing 

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on Wednesday maintained that its position on the China-boundary issue was consistent and clear and that has never recognised the existence of

"I need to point out that China's position on the China-boundary issue is consistent and clear, and we have never recognized the so-called Arunachal Pradesh," spokesman said while responding to a question about media reports that stated Chinese soldiers with construction machines entered 200 metres inside

However, Geng said he was not aware of any such reports.

Last month, too, a similar such incident had happened.

The Chinese troops reportedly left the construction equipment behind after they were confronted by the Indian soldiers.

The India-border covering the 3,488 km-long (LAC) is disputed between the two sides and notably, claims to be the part of its south

Geng, in his media conference, also laid stress on upholding peace and tranquility in China-border areas and said peaceful conditions served the common interests of both sides.

Last year, the Indian and Chinese troops had engaged in a standoff on the plateau near Sikkim, at the trijunction of India, China, and Bhutan, for over two months after the latter began constructing a road on the disputed territory.

The standoff ended in August after the two sides decided to disengage their troops.

First Published: Thu, January 04 2018. 08:47 IST
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