US State Department issues new statement over China India border standoff

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US State Department issues new statement over China India border standoff

Amid the standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China, the United States on Thursday said that it has recognised the state of Arunachal Pradesh as India's territory for nearly six decades and strongly opposes any unilateral attempts of advancing claim over it, indirectly targeting China.

“For nearly six decades the US has recognized Arunachal Pradesh as Indian territory.

We strongly oppose any unilateral attempts to advance territorial claims by incursions, by military or civilian incursions across the established line of actual control,” said a US Senior State Department official.

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"For the disputed boundaries, all we can say is that we encourage India and China to use their existing bilateral channels to discuss those.