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China tells India to be cautious after the inauguration of Dhola-Sadiya bridge

 2017-05-30 13:06:45.0

China tells India to be cautious after the inauguration of Dhola-Sadiya bridge

Tahlka News Bureau

New Delhi: China had asked India to be "cautious" after exercise "restraint" over building the longest bridge in Arunachal Pradesh, days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the country's longest bridge linking Assam with the state claimed by Beijing.
"We hope India adopts a cautious and restrained attitude on t he issue before the final settlement of the border issue with China to jointly control dispute, safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
"China's position on the eastern section of the Sino-India border a areas is consistent and clear," a statement in Chinese said.
China and India have a dragging border dispute as Beijing claims Arunchal Pradesh as its own, and refers to it as 'southern Tibet'.
Last week, PM Modi inaugurated the 9.15 km Doha-Sadiya bridge that spans the vast Brahmaputra River in the northeastern state of Assam, is the country longest bridge. The bridge is strong enough to carry a 60-tonne battle tank, will reduce travel time from Assam to the disputed state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Last month, China protested strongly over the visit of Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh. Beijing considers the 81-year-old spiritual leader a separatist. While, India said that visit was just to promote religious harmony and had no political coloring.

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