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ISSUE BRIEF

China’s Claim on Arunachal Pradesh: Local Perspectives

July 11, 2011

China’s territorial claim on the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is a critical foreign policy concern for India. This claim has tended to assume aggressive rhetorical dimensions on the part of China in recent years. It is therefore critical to establish an understanding of local perspectives on the Chinese claim. This Issue Brief offers such a perspective. It also details the challenges that have been afflicting the state over the years namely related to governance, rivers, and border security. The Issue Brief suggests certain policy recommendations to deal with these challenges.

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