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India angered by China visa policy

Jan. 14 (AFP): India reacted angrily to an extension of what it views as a provocative Chinese visa policy towards Indians living in areas disputed by the giant Asian neighbours.

In a move likely to put further strain on an already sensitive relationship, China issued stapled visas to an Indian athlete and his coach from the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as its territory.

“We have unequivocally conveyed to the Chinese side that a uniform practice on issuance of visas to Indian nationals must be followed, regardless of the applicant?s ethnicity or place of domicile,” India’s foreign ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said.


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