By K J M VarmaBeijing, Jan 3 (PTI) China today said it had "never acknowledged" the existence of Arunachal Pradesh as it kept mum over a media report that its troops intruded into the Indian side of the border in the frontier state. We never acknowledged the existence of so called Arunachal Pradesh," Geng told a media briefing. China claims Arunachal Pradesh is part of South Tibet. According to the report, the Chinese troops who reportedly crossed over with the construction machinery last month were stopped by Indian soldiers. The standoff ended on August 28 following mutual agreement under which China stopped the road building and India withdrew its troops.
Source: India Today January 03, 2018 08:48 UTC