Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that basic infrastructure has been a long-standing demand of Arunachal Pradesh which was ignored by the previous governments.
Hua said "The Chinese government has never recognized the so-called "Arunachal Pradesh" and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader's visit to the East Section of the China-India boundary" and said, "China's position on the China-India boundary question is consistent and clear-cut".
Modi laid the foundation stone for the Sela Tunnel Project which once completed will create a short cut below the formidable Sela Pass which is the gateway to Tawang.
"China urges the Indian side to.respect China's interests and concerns, cherish the momentum of improving relations between the two countries, and refrain from any actions that intensify disputes and complicate the border issue", the Foreign Ministry in Beijing said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister said February 10 would be a "bad day" and a "dark day" for the state and asked the TDP cadre to sport yellow and black shirts besides releasing black and yellow balloons into the sky as a mark of protest against the prime minister's visit.
Modi also laid the foundation stone for setting up of a new terminal of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) at Krishnapatnam. Rs 4,000 crore in the border state. At his Tripura rally, PM also patted the back of the Biplab Deb government of Tripura, where the BJP formed government in 2018 after 25 years of Left rule.
"Our regular interactions have added significant strength to India-China ties", he had said. Modi has extended an invitation to Xi for another informal summit this year.
"Indian leaders visit Arunachal Pradesh from time to time, as they visit other parts of India".
The 73-day standoff between Indian and Chinese armies on the Doklam Plateu at the tri-junction with Bhutan had seriously affected the bilateral ties, following which a series of high-level meetings between the political and military leaderships have been held in an effort to improve relations. In Nov 2017, China had attacked President Ram Nath Kovind over his visit to north-eastern state.