Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has applauded Indian Government for finally accepting President’s rule in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Mr. Jinping has already dispatched a unit of People’s Liberation Army to Itanagar to secure all the Government establishments and commence his rule in the region.
Earlier in the week, Indian Union Cabinet had recommended President’s rule in the state of Arunachal Pradesh which was accepted by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. However, news reports didn’t clarify which President and now the Chinese President is taking advantage of that confusion to press his claim.
Arunachal Pradesh is a long standing dispute between China and India with China claiming that entire Arunachal Pradesh belongs to them and India insisting that it is an integral part of India.
In a press release, Mr Jinping has thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet for this friendly gesture and has promised to decrease Chinese incursions in Ladakh by 50% in return.
This development has created a huge political furore in India with opposition parties attacking Narendra Modi Government. “56 inches gave away every inch of Arunachal”, tweeted senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh. While a CM of some state from North East voiced concern whether they will be the next state to come under Chinese rule.
Meanwhile in Beijing, President Jinping is looking hopefully towards J & K where President Rule is looking increasingly likely.
Neighboring Pakistan is also looking at these developments with interest and is checking whether there is any area in India under Army rule so that they can stake a claim to it.