India hoped that the Chinese authorities would facilitate continued presence of Indian journalists in China. Briefing the media in New Delhi this evening, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that Chinese journalists have Indian visas to undertake journalistic activities. Mr Bagchi said this after China decided to freeze the visas of two Indian journalists. He also informed that India is in touch with Chinese authorities regarding the same.
Replying to a query on China’s attempt to rename places in Arunachal Pradesh, Mr Bagchi reiterated that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and China giving its own inventive names will not change the ground reality. He also emphasised that restoration of normalcy between both countries will require restoration of peace and tranquillity in the border areas. He said that the same has been disturbed since April, 2020.