We didn’t deny visa to Indian badminton team manager: China


BEIJING: The allegations of denial of visa to the manager of the Indian badminton team on the ground that he is a resident of Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing claims as Southern Tibet were today refuted by China, saying he himself cancelled his visa application.

Bamang Tago, who is likewise the Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Badminton Association, had applied for a Chinese visa at its embassy in New Delhi to go to Fuzhou for the progressing China Super Series Premier badminton competition.

“What you said does not follow the actualities,” Chinese Foreign Ministry representative Geng Shuang told correspondents here while remarking on the Tago’s visa issue.

“As reported by what we learnt that the individual you have said had beforehand gone to the Chinese international safe haven in India for visa application however later he himself scratched off the visa application,” Geng guaranteed.

Asked whether Togo was denied visa since he hails from Arunachal Pradesh, Geng said, “the way China issues visa to applicable individuals is an adaptable approach embraced by China to encourage trades between two sides pending the last settlement of the limit address”.

“It completely mirrors China’s truthfulness and adaptability. We trust that India will cooperate with China to keep up sound energy of faculty trades and participation in various fields between the two sides,” he said.

China in the past has declined visas to inhabitants of Arunachal Pradesh as it considers the region to be a part of the Southern Tibet.

Reports from New Delhi said Tago has moved toward Ministry of External Affairs after he was denied visa by the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi “on ground of Arunachal domiciles”, a day subsequent to applying for the travel archive on November 10.

Taking after this External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, “This matter has been conveyed to our notice now. Government’s position on differential treatment of Indian visa holders is clear and understood. We have passed on it to the Chinese side”.

“We anticipate that they will address this issue in the soul of correspondence and smooth advancement of two-sided relations,” Swarup had said.