German envoy Ackermann calls China’s claims on Arunachal Pradesh ‘outrageous’

Germany’s new ambassador to India Dr Philipp Ackermann has referred to as China claiming the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as “outrageous” and that “infringement at border is extremely difficult and should not be accepted”, in response to a WION query.

The remark come amid worsening of ties between India and China, with the latter’s aggressive actions on the Line of Precise Management (LAC) in japanese Ladakh. For lengthy, Beijing has been claiming India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh as its personal, terming it ‘south Tibet’, one thing that has been often dismissed by New Delhi.

In his first presser since taking cost, Ambassador Ackermann pointed to the distinction in ‘dimensions’ in terms of Chinese language aggression on the LAC in Jap Ladakh and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  

“You should also differentiate that what happens at the border with China has nothing to do with what happens in Ukraine. China doesn’t hold 20 per cent of the Indian territory. China is not destroying systematically every village, every town in the area they hold. This is by dimension is completely different what we see,” mentioned Ambassador Ackermann.

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Evaluating the Russian invasion of Ukraine with the Nazi German invasion of Poland in the course of the begin of World Struggle 2, Ackermann highlighted that, “..in my lifetime, I would have not thought it would have been possible”, pointing, “I think Indian side very well recognizes this problem of violation of international law, basically it is also an Indian problem. You have it in your northern border, something you have been experiencing every couple of years,”

The Russian invasion of Ukraine which began in February has had a huge effect on Europe even because the refugee disaster compounds the continent’s issues. Elsewhere, particularly within the world south, the influence has been seen as meals and gas costs escalate. 

“When we talk with the Indian side, there is an understanding..that international order must be held up and preserved,” added the ambassador. 

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Requested concerning the Russian invasion of Ukraine being a European drawback, Ambassador Ackermann mentioned, “…there is a western angle to it, no doubt.  There is also a very global concern, food prices are one, it is not a European problem, Senegal, Lebanon and even Ecuador. The second thing is a violation of international law, it has nothing to do with the west, it’s a universal principle.”

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