“Amit Shah Affirms India’s strong border security and territorial integrity during visit to Arunachal Pradesh’s Kibithoo
Itanagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserts India’s firm stand on border security and territorial integrity during his recent visit to Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh.
Speaking at a program, Amit Shah stated that no one can look at India’s border by raising their eyes and also cannot encroach on the land, expressing his pride in India’s security forces, including the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Army.
#WATCH | The entire country can sleep peacefully in their homes today because our ITBP jawans & Army is working day & night on our borders. Today, we can proudly say that no one has the power to cast an evil eye on us: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Kibithoo, Arunachal Pradesh pic.twitter.com/WNJra9iFuq— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2023
This statement comes in the wake of China’s objections to Amit Shah’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, where the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China recently approved the renaming of 11 places in the state.
However, India rejected China’s attempts outright, asserting that Arunachal Pradesh has always been a part of India and will remain an integral part of India, no matter the efforts to change its name.
China claims 90,000 square kilometers of land in Arunachal Pradesh, while India asserts that China has illegally occupied 38,000 square kilometers of Aksai Chin in the west. Despite this ongoing dispute, Amit Shah gave credit to the ITBP and Army for ensuring that the whole country can sleep peacefully, emphasizing their valor and sacrifices.
#WATCH | Before 2014, the entire Northeast region was known as a disturbed region but in the last 9 years, because of PM Modi's 'Look East' policy, Northeast is now considered an area which contributes to the development of the country: Union HM Amit Shah in Arunachal Pradesh pic.twitter.com/hMCqOL7xZe— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2023
Home Minister Amit Shah gave credit for this to ITBP and Army.
He said, “Today the whole country is sleeping peacefully. Whether it is our border, Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh state, Kashmir or any other state, we are sleeping peacefully in the central part of the country, in the northern part of the country. The reason for this is the valor of our ITBP jawans and our Army and their sacrifice and sacrifice.”
India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “We have seen such reports. This is not the first time China has made such an attempt. We reject it outright. Arunachal Pradesh has always been a part of India and Will always remain an integral part of India. Efforts to keep new names will not change this fact.”