There was a firestorm when Chinese Indian Home Minister Amit Shah visited the state of Arunachal Pradesh and launched a development scheme there.
According to foreign media, the Indian Home Minister visited the border state of Arunachal Pradesh in the foothills of the Himalayas and announced the launch of a development scheme at a cost of 48 billion rupees ($585 million).
On his visit to Arunachal Pradesh, Home Minister Amit Shah said that the program will cover around 3,000 villages in four states and one FAT on the border with China and is aimed at helping prevent migration from border areas. Granted, Indian troops stationed in the region are making sure that no one keeps a close eye on its borders or encroaches on Indian territory.
Speaking in Hindi without mentioning the name of China, Amit Shah said that today we proudly say that the days are gone when anyone could occupy our land.
He said that because of the bravery and sacrifices of the soldiers on the border, Indians living in the interior can sleep peacefully.
On the other hand, China reacted strongly to the visit of the Indian Home Minister to Arunachal Pradesh. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said in a statement that Zingnan is China’s territory. The visit of the Indian official to Zingnan is against China’s territorial sovereignty. It is a violation and it is not conducive to the peace and order of the border situation.
Arunachal Pradesh has become a new flashpoint between New Delhi and Beijing, while bilateral relations between the two countries have already been strained since the bloody clashes between their armies in the western Himalayas in 2020, in which both sides were killed for 24 hours. The soldiers were killed.
In a map released last week, China changed the names of 11 places in Arunachal Pradesh, including five mountains, to ‘Zhangnan’ or Southern Tibet, while Arunachal Pradesh is included in Southern Tibet.