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China Must Drop 'mindset Of Expansionism' Over Arunachal Pradesh: India's Modi

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February 22, 2014 AT 4:50 AM
Narendra Modi, the leading candidate to be India's next prime minister after a forthcoming election, declared the disputed territory of Arunachal Pradesh an integral part of India on Saturday and urged China to abandon its "mindset of expansion". India and China fought a brief border war in 1962. "No power on earth can snatch away Arunachal Pradesh," Modi, donning the region's traditional headdress and jacket, was shown on television saying on a campaign stop to the state. "Times have changed. China questions India's claim to the territory and calls it South Tibet.