New Delhi: Germany’s new ambassador to India Dr Philipp Ackermann has called China claiming the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh “outrageous” and that “infringement at the border is extremely difficult and should not be accepted”.
The comment came amid the worsening of ties between India and China, with the latter’s aggressive actions at the Line of actual control in eastern Ladakh. Beijing, of course, has been claiming India’s Northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh terming it “south Tibet” something that has been regularly dismissed by New Delhi.
In his first press conference after taking charge, Ambassador Ackermann pointed to the difference in “dimensions” when it comes to Chinese aggression at the Line of actual control in Eastern Ladakh and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
He said, “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% 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”.