China rattled, after India’s longest bridge inaugurated in Assam by Narendra Modi

China seems to be rattled by infrastructure projects coming up in Indian states, closer to its border.

In a statement, China asked India on Monday to be “cautious” and exercise “restraint” over building infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh, days after Prime Narendra Modi launched the country’s longest bridge linking Assam.

“We hope India adopts a cautious and restrained attitude on the issue before the final settlement of the border issue with China to jointly control disputes, safeguard peace and tranquillity in the border areas,” the Chinese foreign ministry said. “China’s position on the eastern section of the Sino-Indian border areas is consistent and clear,” a statement in Chinese said.

Modi last week opened the country’s longest bridge over Brahmaputra river that connects Assam’s easternmost region with Arunachal Pradesh, claimed and dubbed by China as South Tibet.

“China and India should resolve territorial disputes through negotiations and consultations between the two countries,” the foreign ministry said.

Most of the analysts say the bridge will ensure swift movement of Indian troops in Arunachal Pradesh, which will bolster India’s defence along the China border.