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Our border is none of your business, China said | India News

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NEW DELHI: India on Thursday rejected China’s criticism of its development of border infrastructure, reminding Beijing that Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh were integral parts of India.
In response to questions, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said: “Careful and specific attention is paid to improving the infrastructure in the border areas to facilitate the economic development of these areas and also to meet the strategic requirements. and security of India “.
Reiterating that J&K, Ladakh, and Arunachal were “integral” parts of India, Srivastava reminded Beijing that if China wanted India to respect the red lines of its sovereign land claims, it would also have to respect India’s sovereignty. “China has no locus standi to comment on the internal affairs of India. We hope that countries do not comment on India’s internal affairs, no matter how much they expect the same from others, ”he added.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian had openly criticized India’s infrastructure construction as the cause of the current conflict. He was quoted as saying on Tuesday: “For a while, the Indian side has been stepping up infrastructure construction and military deployment along the border with China. This is the root cause of tensions. We urge the Indian side to seriously implement the consensus reached by the two parties, refrain from taking actions that complicate the situation and take concrete measures to safeguard peace and tranquility along the border. ” Furthermore, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi had taken on the Quad and described it as an “Indo-Pacific NATO.”
Both Indian and Chinese spokespersons gave a lecture on the other side on how to maintain peace and quiet in the border areas.
On Thursday, Srivastava said: “Restoring peace and tranquility in the border areas between India and China is best achieved by scrupulously observing all relevant agreements in their entirety.”
China has been building its own border infrastructure since 1950, with Mao’s famous line when he ordered the PLA to “move forward while building roads.” That has informed Chinese strategy for decades, particularly where Tibet is concerned: building roads to link Tibet with Xinjiang, Yunnan, Sichuan and Qinghai.
In recent decades, China has built roads and rail lines to expand its reach to the borders of India, Nepal, and Bhutan. In fact, the Doklam crisis of 2017 began with China building roads on the plateau, threatening India’s Siliguri Corridor.

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