Indian Defense Minister Sitaraman visited the Southern Tibet area (referred to in India as “Arunachal Pradesh”), which is illegally occupied by India, on the 5th and inspected the combat readiness of the Indian border post. At a regular press conference at the Chinese Foreign Ministry on the 6th, Spokesperson Hua Chunying said that China’s position on the Sino-Indian border is very clear. It is an objective fact that the Eastern section of the Sino-Indian border is controversial. We think that Indian officials’ activities in the controversial areas on the border between China and India may complicate the border issue and will not be conducive to the efforts of both sides to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas. She expressed the hope that India will work together with China to continue to create favorable conditions and atmosphere for the two sides to properly handle the boundary issue through negotiations and safeguard the overall development of relations between the two countries.
According to a report of the 6th in the “Hindu” newspaper, Sitaraman visited Anjiao County in Quibi area in “Arunachal Pradesh”, which is her first visit to “Arunachal Pradesh” after taking charge. She praised the soldiers for their efforts in such a difficult area and posted several photos and videos on her personal Twitter accounts.