Diplomatic squabble is taking prominent stage. China keeps claiming Arunachal Pradesh is part of China. India flat out said its all bogus. Arunachal was, and will be part of India forever. This time Indian Army is do yielding even an inch.
China is hoping to counter American influences in Asia with strong strategic and trade relationship with India. China wants a free trade agreement (FTA). India is not quite sure because of restrictive labor laws and expansion of the counterfeit industry in China.
Heated exchange of words between India�s foreign minister Pranab Mukherjee and Chinese Ambassador in India was note worthy. India does not need China as much China needs India. India is irritated with Chinese overt and covert help to Pakistan.
According to media reports, amid India’s strong rejection of Chinese claim of sovereignty over Arunachal Pradesh, Beijing sought to downplay the issue and said it was the �strategic goal� of the two countries to find an early, fair and rational solution to the vexed boundary issue.
“I have not seen such a report. I will make a double check,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Jiang Yu said.
Jiang refuse to comment further when asked about New Delhi’s rejection of Beijing’s claim that Arunachal Pradesh was Chinese territory.
Chinese Ambassador Sun Yuxi on Monday claimed that the east Indian state was Chinese territory.