Bamang Tago, the manager of the Indian badminton team in the ongoing Thaihot China Open championship, was denied a visa by China, according to a media report on Thursday.
According to a report, Tago was supposed to be travellling to China for the ongoing Thaihot China Open tournament.
But the Chinese embassy in Delhi informed Tago that he was denied a visa because of his Arunachal domicile.
“The Badminton Association of India (BAI) had submitted all relevant documents of the Indian contingent at the Chinese Embassy several weeks ago for visa. All the 13 members got their visas and left for Fuzhou on November 12 but for the manager," Tago is quoted as saying in the report.
India are now left without a manager. This is not the first time that an incident like this has taken place. China has often claimed the state as their own territory and has rejected visa applications saying they feel residents of Arunachal do not need a visa to enter the country.