Wednesday, October 14, 2009

former UPA Minister for External Affairs Natwar Singh tries to justify Chinas claim on Tawang

On a day when China expressed objections to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh on the grounds that it was disputed territory, former Minister for External Affairs Natwar Singh said that India’s claim to Tawang in Arunachal was not a very old one.

Singh said during a discussion on his book My China Diary: 1956-88 on Tuesday.

“In the map of India even in 1953 Tawang was not shown,”

He added:

“I hope the Indian Prime Minister goes to Tawang, but he doesn’t. Why? If you are convinced it is part of India, why don’t you go?

I shudder at the thought that even our ex foreign minister was not convinced about India's Claim!!!

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