China Stumped By India's Diplomatic Curveball, Skips G20 Meeting In Arunachal
China was absent from a G20 meeting that was held in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday (26 March), news reports say.
The meeting in question was held in Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal, which China claims as part of "south Tibet".
India has rejected Chinese claims over the state and asserts that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of its territory.
The meeting, which was attended by numerous delegates from across the world, is just one of many events scheduled across India ahead of the G20 summit to be held in Delhi in September this year.
While sources in government have confirmed China's absence at the G20 meeting in Arunachal. It is not known whether China has filed an official protest with India regarding the meeting.
Interestingly, the G20 meeting held in Arunachal were declared confidential and media coverage was not permitted.
The development comes just months after Indian and Chinese troops clashed in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
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