Foreign Policy Watch: India-China

Never acknowledged existence of Arunachal Pradesh, says China while ruling out a Doklam-type standoff

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Mains Paper 2: IR | India & its neighborhood- relations

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: South Tibet, Doklam

Mains level: China’s claim on Arunachal and parts of PoK and India’s stand on this issue

China-India boundary issue

  1. China claims the entire Arunachal Pradesh as its own and calls it South Tibet
  2. China said that its position on the China-India boundary issue is consistent and clear, and it has never recognized the so-called Arunachal Pradesh

Why this statement?

  1. There were media reports that late last month China’s soldiers rolled building machines up to 200 metres into Arunachal Pradesh

Another Doklam-type standoff?

  1. Chinese representative said that he did not visualize such a situation
  2. Doklam issue was peacefully resolved by both sides

Border mechanism

  1. China and India have established a mature management mechanism for border-related issues
  2. At the end of last year, the two sides held the 20th round of special representatives’ meeting on the boundary issue

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