India Says It’s Concerned Over China’s New Laws for Land Borders
(Bloomberg) -- India’s government said it was concerned that China’s new land boundary law could affect ongoing border tensions between the two countries, calling the legislation a “unilateral move.”
The Foreign Ministry said Wednesday the new law passed by China on Oct. 23 would not have a bearing on bilateral arrangements agreed between the two countries such as the Line of Actual Control along their shared border near the Himalayas.
“We also expect that China will avoid undertaking action under the pretext of this law which could unilaterally alter the situation in the India-China border areas,” the ministry said in a statement.
The new law does not confer legitimacy to a 1963 boundary agreement between China and Pakistan that India maintains is “illegal and invalid,” the ministry said.
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