India has rejected Chinese protests and claims over Ladakh. India also warned China not to interfere in the country’s internal affairs. The foreign ministry said China had no legal right to interfere in the Ladakh issue. China has been protesting against the construction of 44 bridges in Ladakh by India. China has blamed India’s construction on the Ladakh border for escalating tensions on the border. China’s response was to establish that they had a right to Ladakh. ‘The Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir will remain an integral part of India.
India’s position on Arunachal Pradesh has been repeatedly stated. That too is an integral part of India. The Chinese authorities have been made aware of this several times. India has reiterated its position in the high-level talks, “the foreign ministry spokesman said. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Shao Lajin said yesterday that Ladakh, which was illegally established by India, would not recognize the Union Territory and Arunachal Pradesh. The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman’s response came after Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh recently inaugurated new bridges in Ladakh.