India Minister Rebuffs China Objection to Visit Frontier State


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A senior Indian official brushed off diplomatic protests out of Beijing on Monday over his two-day visit to a Himalayan frontier state that China claims as its own. "We want peace from everyone. But the philosophy of Narendra Modi's government is that nobody can encroach upon even an inch of our land," Amit Shah, India's powerful home minister and a close confidant of its prime minister, said in remarks from Arunachal Pradesh in the country's northeast. Arunachal, under Indian administration since before its independence in 1947, lies in the far east of the 2,100-mile Line of Actual Control (LAC), India...