'Issuing of stapled visas by China unacceptable'
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Jan 13: India today described as "unacceptable" the issuing of stapled visas to residents of Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh by China.
"Issuing of stapled visas is unacceptable to India," Defence Minister A K Antony told reporters here.
He was responding to queries about the recent incident involving two sportspersons from Arunachal Pradesh.
The two athletes were prevented by immigration officials from boarding a flight yesterday from New Delhi to Beijing since they had stapled visas given by Chinese Embassy on their passports.
Needling India, China started issuing stapled visas to people from Jammu and Kashmir from later part of 2008 in an attempt to project it as a disputed area.
Asked about the recent reports on China's military build-up along Indian boundary and on intrusion by its troops, Antony said, "we are modernising our armed forces with the assessment of our security forces. Whatever modern weapons and forces are required, we are providing it to them."
"I can say that compared to the past, our security scenario is better than and it is better in both the western and the eastern sector."
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