India not placating China: Arunachal CM
CM Dorjee Khandu says that New Delhi is not appeasing China on its claim over Arunachal Pradesh or its insistence on restricting the movement of the Dalai Lama.Updated: May 20, 2008, 18:00 IST
India is not placating China in any respect, including on the latter's claim over Arunachal Pradesh or in its insistence on denying permission to Dalai Lama to visit this state in view of the Tibet situation, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu said on Tuesday.
Responding to a question whether the Centre would deny permission to Dalai Lama's to visit Tawang, an important Buddhist centre on Sino-India border, Khandu said Indian government never failed to assert its position which was demonstrated in the recent visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Defence Minister A K Antony to Itanagar and Tawang respectively.
The state has 1080 km border with China, 440 km with Myanmar and 160 km with Bhutan.
It was a wrong notion in some quarters, including the press, that New Delhi was placating China and restricting the movement of the Dalai Lama, Khandu said.
He said that the Prime Minister, the Congress President and other central leaders were taking special interest in the development of Arunachal Pradesh.