Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has rubbished the reports of construction of a village inside the Indian Territory in Arunachal Pradesh.
CM Pema Khandu said that the satellite images doing the rounds in the media of massive infrastructures are actually not inside the Indian Territory in Arunachal Pradesh.
He claimed that the Chinese infrastructure lies along the McMohan line, in a location which has been “under China’s control since 1959”.
Notably, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu’s reaction on the matter is in similar lines as that of Central Ministers and other top BJP leaders in the Country.
“The infrastructures shown in the satellite images, which are said to be constructed by China inside Arunachal Pradesh are actually in a territory which have been under China’s occupation since 1959,” said CM Pema Khandu in Shillong.
Pema Khandu is in Shillong, where he attended the plenary session of the Northeast Council (NEC).
Khandu further said, “China’s claim over Arunachal Pradesh is baseless and illogical”.
Meanwhile, China has also dismissed the reports of it building a village in Arunachal Pradesh.
China said that the infrastructures are within its own territory.
“We have never recognised the so-called Arunachal Pradesh illegally established on Chinese territory,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying had said on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Centre has been maintaining that it keeps a “constant watch on all developments having a bearing on the country’s security”.