On Saturday, BJP President Amit Shah asserted on the point that India is a sovereign country and it has the right to develop the country within its boundaries. He also said that India is dismissing China’s objection to Japan showing interests in investment in the northeastern states.
While addressing a press conference, he said, “India’s policy has been very well clarified by Sushmaji (External Affairs Minister). It is our sovereign right to develop the country inside our boundaries and we will utilise that right.”
Moreover, China has opposed the involvement of any third party in the Sino-Indian boundary disputes or any foreign investments in areas over which it has claimed in the region.
However, a joint statement has been issued by India and Japan on Thursday stating that
the setting up of the Act East Forum and referred to plans to take up infrastructure projects such as road connectivity and electricity in India’s northeastern states.
Chinese Foreign Ministry, spokesperson Huan Hunyin, reacting to it, said,”We are now trying to seek a solution through negotiations that is acceptable to both sides. Under such circumstances, various parties should respect such aspects and any third party should not be involved in our efforts to resolve the disputes.”