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Modi's Arunachal visit irks China

IANS  |  Beijing 

on Thursday expressed its firm opposition to Indian Narendra Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, which claims as its own, and said the Indian side should not take any action that could complicate the boundary issue.

"China's position on the China-boundary question is consistent and clear-cut," said in response to Modi's day-long visit to the Indian state.

"The has never recognized the so-called and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader's visit to the disputed area," Geng said. "We will lodge stern representations with the Indian side."

The said and had reached important consensus on properly managing disputes and the two sides were working to resolve the territorial disputes through negotiation and consultation, reported.

"The Chinese side urges the Indian side to honour its commitment and abide by the relevant consensus and refrain from taking any action that may complicate the boundary question," Geng said.

He urged to cherish the momentum of improvements in bilateral relations and create enabling conditions for the boundary talks and the development of bilateral relations.

voices anger whenever an Indian or foreign dignitary visits

Last year, ties between and took a hit when Tibetan the Dalai Lama visited

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 18:24 IST
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