China warns India over longest bridge on border

China has warned India against building infrastructure 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 the issue before the final settlement of the border issue with China to jointly control disputes, safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry told IANS.

“China’s position on the eastern section of the Sino-Indian border areas is consistent and clear,” a statement said. China and India have a dragging border dispute as Beijing claims Arunachal Pradesh as its own, and refers to it as ‘southern Tibet’.

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