Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that the state shares border with Tibet, not China. China blocking foreign funding: Pema Khandu. 'Arunachal Pradesh shares its border with Tibet, not China' 'World knows that China annexed Tibet'

New Delhi: Going against the Centre’s official position, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that the north-eastern state shares its border with Tibet and not China.

Calling it a historical fact that no one can erase, Khandu said that the world knows that China annexed Tibet.

In an interview with The Hindu, he further accused Beijing of blocking foreign funding saying due to Beijing’s interference Asian Development Bank and others have denied loans to the state.

China Annexed Tibet: Pema Khandu 

Foreign funding through international banks and agencies provide loans at cheaper interest rates but China has continuously been blocking such funding for Arunachal Pradesh because of its unproven claim over the state.

This is not the first time that the CM has referred to the LAC in the state as “Indo-Tibet border”. In June this year, while on his visit to Bumla post he called it “Indo-Tibet border”.

China Blocking Foreign Funding For Infra Projects In Arunachal

He further said that the state government is pushing for the Frontier Highway along the LAC to facilitate faster movement of troops and that the state agencies are coordinating with the Indian Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Border Roads Organisation to ensure speedy execution of critical infrastructure along the LAC.

Recently, according to a report by ET, the MHA allocated Rs 12,434.90 crore for expediting construction of 32 roads on India-China border under Phase-2.

The Centre has accorded top priority to completion of roads in the border areas to counter China.