Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has said that the current situation is different from 1962 and that no matter how many times China asserts its claim on the region, the people of the state and the Indian Army will not back down.
Khandu said this at an event held on Friday at Boom La, a pass on the Indo-Tibetan border in Arunachal Pradesh, in honor of Joginder Singh, a soldier who was martyred in the 1962 Indo-China war.
He said, "It's 2062, not 1962." The time has now changed. From Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, we are all set. The people of Arunachal Pradesh are also ready to stand with the Indian Army if the need arises. ''
China does not recognize Arunachal Pradesh as an Indian state and calls it part of South Tibet. India has always rejected this claim of China.