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Indian chopper goes missing near China border

NEW DELHI: An Indian helicopter with three people on board has gone missing near the country's border with China after taking off on a flood rescue mission, an official said on Tuesday. The aircraft lost contact in Arunachal Pradesh state in India's remote northeast amid turbulent weather, the defence official told AFP. "The ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter) had taken off from Tezpur airbase in Assam state around 4 pm (10:30 GMT)," he said, declining to be named. CM @PemaKhanduBJP ji & State Govt mobilizing local…

China names areas in India to assert claims

BEIJING: China has issued standardised spellings of the names of six places in Arunachal Pradesh, a region disputed with India, in what China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday was an assertion of sovereignty. China was upset when exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, whom it considers a dangerous separatist, visited the contested stretch of land on the India-China border this month. Arunachal Pradesh is an eastern Himalayan state administered by New Delhi but claimed by China as Southern Tibet. Last…

China says Dalai Lama “provokes” with visit to disputed border with India

BEIJING: China on Wednesday denounced in the strongest terms yet a visit by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to a disputed stretch on the China-India border, saying he had provoked China by supporting India's claim to the region. The Dalai Lama's week-long trip to Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as "southern Tibet", has infuriated China, where the Nobel Peace laureate is considered a dangerous separatist. Indian officials have dismissed China's criticism of the Dalai Lama's second visit to Arunachal…