India calls China defence ministry’s claims over Arunachal Pradesh state ‘absurd’

By Thomson Reuters Mar 19, 2024 | 3:30 AM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday the Chinese defence ministry was advancing “absurd claims” over the territory of India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh which it said will always be an “integral and inalienable part of India”.

China claims Arunachal Pradesh to be a part of southern Tibet. New Delhi rejects the claim, saying Arunachal Pradesh has always been a part of India.

(Reporting by Krish Kaushik and Shivam Patel in New Delhi; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)