Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, “have been, are, and would” stay an integral a part of the nation, asserted India on Thursday, insisting that China has no locus standi to touch upon its inner issues.
The feedback by Exterior Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava got here in response to China’s competition that it doesn’t recognise the union territory of Ladakh in addition to the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
“Our place on this has at all times been clear and constant. The union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been, are, and would stay an integral a part of India. China has no locus standi to touch upon India’s inner issues,” Srivastava stated at a media briefing.
“We hope that international locations is not going to touch upon India’s inner issues, as a lot as they anticipate the identical of others,” he added.
Srivastava additionally stated that Arunachal Pradesh is an “integral and inalienable” a part of India.
“Our place on Arunachal Pradesh has additionally been made clear a number of instances. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable a part of India. This truth has additionally been clearly conveyed to the Chinese language facet on a number of events, together with on the highest stage,” he added.
After Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated various new bridges in sure border areas on Monday, a Chinese language international ministry spokesperson stated China doesn’t recognise the Ladakh union territory “illegally arrange” by India in addition to Arunachal Pradesh.
The Chinese language spokesperson had additionally claimed that growth of border infrastructure by India was the “root trigger” of tensions between the 2 international locations.
On the border standoff in jap Ladakh and the result of the bilateral army talks, Srivastava referred to a joint press assertion issued by the 2 armies after their dialogue on October 12, calling the assembly “constructive and constructive”.
“Disengagement is a fancy course of that requires redeployment of troops by both sides in direction of their common posts on their respective sides of the LAC,” Srivastava stated.
“To attain this, the 2 sides will keep the present momentum of communications primarily based on the steering of our management to to not flip variations into disputes and work in direction of a mutually acceptable answer for full disengagement in all of the friction areas alongside the Line of Precise Management(LAC) and restoration of peace and tranquility within the India-China border areas,” he added.
(With Inputs from PTI)