Few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya bridge a.k.a. Dr.Bhupen Hazarika Setu, India’s longest bridge in Assam, China has asked India to practice cautiousness and exercise “restraint” over constructing any infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh.
“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 in Chinese said.
“China and India should resolve territorial disputes through negotiations and consultations between the two countries,” the foreign ministry said.
Recently, a 9.15 km long bridge was opened over River Lohit in Tinsukia district and PM Modi was invited for its inauguration. The bridge which has been named after legend Dr.Bhupen Hazarika, connects Assam with Arunachal Pradesh cutting down distance and travel time between the two by 165 kms and five hours.