China warns India over bridge launch

BEIJING: China has warned India to remain cautious and exercise restraint after the grand launch of India's longest bridge, the Bhupen Hazarika Dhola-Sadiya, connecting Arunachal Pradesh to Assam.
The waning came in the light of China's claim that Arunachal Pradesh is a part of South Tibet, however India has repeatedly been rejecting the instance of China by revealing that it is an integral part of India.
"We hope India adopts a cautious and restrained attitude on the issue before the final settlement of the border issue with China to jointly control disputes, safeguard peace and tranquillity in the border areas," 
the Chinese Foreign Ministry told news agency IANS.
"China s position on the eastern section of the Sino-Indian border areas is consistent and clear," a statement said.
It is worth mentioning here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently launched the country's longest bridge over the Brahmaputra River that will connect Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
The 9.2 km long Dhola-Sadiya bridge will cut the long distance and save time by approximately five hours for the passengers traveling between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge apart from boosting the military capacity of India will also enhance the defense mechanism of India against China. - NNI