Amidst the row prevailing over India’s inclusion into Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), China made its presence felt on the Sino-Indian border by entering into the Indian territory of Arunachal Pradesh. At least 250 Chinese troopers entered in the region of Yangtze in Arunachal.
Indian Army and Intelligence Bureau have confirmed the reports of border transgression by China. The intrusion reportedly lasted for three hours on June 9.
The intrusion by China has not taken the authorities by surprise as the region has always been considered part of the communist republic by Beijing.
The aggression shown by Chinese forces comes at a time when India and China are locked in a diplomatic face-off as Beijing is tooth and nail opposed to India’s inclusion in NSG. In response to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aggressive bid for entry into NSG, China released a public statement which said, ‘Large differences remain over the entry of non-NPT countries to NSG. Criteria should apply equally, rather than tailor-made rules for US allies.’
China has questioned United States, Mexico and Switzerland for backing India’s inclusion into NSG despite New Delhi not signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
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