Beijing has criticised India’s resolution to alter the standing of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the disputed territory that borders China, accusing New Delhi of undermining its territorial sovereignty.
China’s assertion was most crucial of the affect of India’s actions on the primarily Buddhist area of Ladakh – an space of strategic significance nestled between Tibet and Pakistan, Bloomberg News reported.
Simply two years after India and China’s decades-long dispute flared up over a distant space of the Himalayas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s shock transfer on Kashmir has infected tensions but once more. Pakistan has additionally launched a diplomatic protest whereas its military pledged to go to “any extent’’ to oppose Modi’s resolution.
Beijing has at all times opposed India’s inclusion of Chinese territory within the western part of the China-India border, Chinese Overseas Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.
“The latest unilateral revision of home legal guidelines by the Indian facet continues to undermine China’s territorial sovereignty, which is unacceptable and won’t have any impact,” Hua mentioned.
India’s Ministry of Overseas Affairs didn’t instantly reply to telephone calls and messages requesting remark.
China is critically involved concerning the present scenario in Kashmir, Hua added.
“We name on India and Pakistan to peacefully resolve related disputes by means of dialogue,” she mentioned, noting China had urged India to “keep away from any transfer that additional complicates the border problem.”
India and China have lengthy had border disputes in Ladakh, which was made a federally administered area together with the transfer to take away the particular standing to Kashmir in parliament on Monday. A two-week standoff ensued in September 2014 when Chinese troops superior a number of kilometers into northern Ladakh.