Despite construction of a link road in Ladakh having been stopped following Chinese objection, Arunachal chief minister Doorjee Khandu has said that his government will not succumb to any such pressure.
Describing Arunachal Pradesh as an ‘integral part of India’, the chief minister said that China has no right to object to infrastructure development.
“The development work would not be stopped just because somebody says that this land belongs to him,” he told reporters.
He made this statement in response to a query whether his government would stop work on any infrastructure project if China objects.
“Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India. China cannot object to any development of infrastructure on our land. We are not bothered about their claims,” Khandu said.
It may be mentioned that after objections raised by Chinese army, construction work of a link road in Demchok in South-eastern Ladakh region was put to a stop.
The incident took place at the village of Demchok on the Indian side of Line of Actual control, about 300-kms south-east of Leh district headquarters.
The Central government has given Rs 24,000-crore package for development of various infrastructure like airports and roads to Arunachal Pradesh.