India cancels annual youth delegation to China after Arunachal row

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(, Apr23, 2014) – India on Apr 21 decided to cancel an annual youth exchange delegation’s visit to China after the latter had warned that it should not include any nominee from the Tibet-bordering state of Arunachal Pradesh, reported the Indian Express Apr 22. China claims that the state belongs […]

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China kicks up Arunachal row, scuttling Indian youth exchange delegation

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(, Apr21, 2014) India has expressed anger at being told by China not to include nominations from its Tibet-bordering state of Arunachal Pradesh in its annual youth exchange delegation for May 2014. It has provoked the county’s Youth Affairs Minister, Mr Jitendra Singh, to shot off a strongly worded letter […]

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Lhasa proposed as a venue for Indian festival

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(, Feb06, 2014) India is seeking to include Tibet’s capital Lhasa in a cultural extravaganza meant to mark 2014 as the “Year of Friendship and Exchange for India and China,” reported IANS news service Feb 4. The two-month festival, being organized by India’s ministry of culture, will be held at […]

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Assertive China brings other two Asian giants closer

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(, Jan27, 2014) China’s rise as a global power and its determination to assert it to make others yield to its land and sea territorial claims appears to have brought India and Japan more close to each other than ever before, with the former’s Prime Minister being the chief guest […]

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Arunachal tribal leaders urge India to strengthen border security

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(, Dec25, 2013) Expressing concern at continuing intrusions by the Chinese army along the border with occupied Tibet, a delegation of a social organization from the state of Arunachal Pradesh has asked New Delhi to strengthen the security there, including by replacing the border police with the army, reported […]

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India rebuffs China on President’s visit to Arunachal

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(, Dec01, 2013) China has decided to raise the pitch on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s Nov 29-30 visit to the state of Arunachal Pradesh, which it claims is Chinese territory. After having issued a rather mildly worded criticism of the visit on Nov 29 in an official statement, China decided […]

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Harried China less belligerent on Indian President’s Arunachal visit

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(, Nov30, 2013) Embroiled in a major dispute over the East China Sea’s airspace with several countries since Nov 23, China has on Nov 29 reacted rather mildly to a two-day visit to the state of Arunachal Pradesh by India’s President Mr Pranab Mukherjee beginning that day. China stakes claim […]

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China yields nothing on Tibet dams in trans-border river pact with India

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(, Oct26, 2013) India and China on Oct 23 signed a pact to strengthen cooperation on trans-border rivers during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to China which began on Oct 22. However, the pact signed during the much heralded visit does not address New Delhi’s immediate concerns over the world’s […]

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Arunachal issue prompts India to cancel planned visa deal with China

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(, Oct20, 2013) – India has cancelled a plan to sign an agreement to liberalize its visa policy for Chinese business visitors and others. The agreement was to be signed during Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to China, which begins on Oct 22. The Indian action was prompted by […]

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Stapled China visas abort Arunachal archers’ world champ dream

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(, Oct12, 2013) China has issued stapled visas to two women archers from Arunachal Pradesh for the world championship to be held there from Oct 12. They were the only two from India’s team of 30 to be issued such visas; China’s obvious point is that the state is a […]

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