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India dismisses China's objection on Arunachal

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Saturday dismissed China's opposition to the visit of to Arunachal Pradesh, saying the state was an intergral and inalienable part of

"The state of is an integral and inalienable part of Indian leaders visit from time to time, as they visit other parts of India," the said.

"This consistent position has been conveyed to the Chinese side on several occasions."

As on Saturday inaugurated several developmental projects during his one-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh, China, which slams visits by Indian leaders and foreign dignitaries to the state which it terms "South Tibet" and claims it as its own, said such actions would "escalate" and "complicate" the border dispute.

"China's position on the Sino-Indian border issue is consistent and clear. The has never recognised the so-called and resolutely opposes the activities of Indian leaders to the eastern section of the Sino-Indian border," said in

said such actions would also hurt the progress made by both sides, especially after the pathbreaking meet between and Chinese in last year.

In 2017, Tibetan Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh infuriated China, prompting it to rename some towns in the Indian state.



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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 16:52 IST