Arunachal Pradesh CM dismisses Opposition's claims of Chinese intrusion

Story by  ANI | Posted by  Tripti Nath | Date 15-09-2022
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu


New Delhi

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu dismissed opposition's claims of Chinese forces entering the Indian territory.  

Contesting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s remarks that 1,000 kilometres of Indian territory was given to China, the Arunachal CM said, "Rahul Gandhi doesn't have much knowledge of the northeast, let alone Arunachal. He raises such issues about the northeast on which he doesn't have in-depth knowledge.’’

"China has refused to accept India's demand of restoring the status quo of April 2020. PM has given 1000 Sq Km of territory to China without a fight. Can GOI explain how this territory will be retrieved?," tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

 CM Khandu further clarified that all activities that were being carried out were in Chinese territory. "Saw on social media that Chinese entered (Indian side) and are constructing again. As per the report which I received, they didn't. All activities are in their own territory. The opposition's claims are wrong. I say confidently there's no Chinese intrusion in Arunachal," he added.

Earlier in the day, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence here. Khandu said PM Modi's vision has been vital in the growth trajectory of Arunachal Pradesh.