China criticized India’s defence minister visit to Arunachal Pradesh

Vastavam web: China on Monday criticized a visit by India’s defence minister to the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims, saying it would complicate efforts by both sides to maintain peace along the disputed border region.On Sunday, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took stock of defence preparedness in Arunachal Pradesh along the Line of Actual Control, the de facto, but disputed, border between the two countries.
Sitharaman also tweeted pictures of her visit, including her meeting with Indian army officers.India’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In the past, New Delhi has reacted strongly to any attempts challenging its sovereignty over Arunachal.
China and India have tried to develop two-ways ties in recent years but there is still deep distrust over the border dispute.China hoped India could meet it half-way to resolve their differences, Hua said.