‘Arunachal Pradesh is Indian territory’ – The US

New Delhi – As the India-China border stand-off continues in Ladakh, the US reiterated it’s position that it recognises Arunachal Pradesh in India’s North-East as Indian territory. China claims the Indian state as it’s territory and had recently, in the middle of the Line of Actual Control tensions, again said that it doesn’t recognise India’s sovereignty over Arunachal Pradesh. A senior state department official was quoted as saying that the US position on “some parts of the border” for sure was explicitly clear and it has recognised Arunachal Pradesh as Indian territory for six decades.

“We strongly oppose any unilateral attempts to advance territorial claims by incursions across the border or across the border or across the established line of actual control. And the disputed boundaries, all we can say is that we encourage India and China to use their existing bilateral channels to discuss those and not resort to military force”, said the official who spoke on condition of anonymity.