Congress Seeks Answers From Government on Arunachal Map Issue

Congress demanded that the government inform the House whether the matter was highlighted during the recent deliberations with Chinese leaders.

Published: 22nd July 2014 08:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2014 09:00 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress on Tuesday raised the issue of China trying to reinforce its claim over Arunachal Pradesh by distributing "controversial updated maps" to its military.

In the Lok Sabha, senior Congress leader Mullappally Ramachandran demanded that the government inform the House whether the matter was highlighted during the recent deliberations with Chinese leaders.

He urged the government to inform the House as to whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during interactions with Chinese leaders highlighted this issue.

Recently, Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping while Swaraj held discussions with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

"It is disquieting to note that our neighbour China is distributing millions of controversial updated maps to its military to reinforce its claim over Arunachal Pradesh.

"This incident cannot be seen in isolation as there are disturbing information from PoK about Chinese presence there and that China is building roads and other infrastructure  there," Ramachandran said during Zero Hour.

"We have reports that our intelligence agencies have corroborated this information," he added.

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