Ex-Minister’s disappearance causing controversy at China-India river talks

Tamsin Scholz for AL JAZEERA

China has claimed it has no knowledge about the disappearance of India’s former External Affairs Minister.

The Indian Prime Minister has lambasted his former colleague, labelling them a traitor and reassuring the public they will be found and punished.

The Prime Minister also revealed information regarding terrorist activity in the region.

“We have also been informed the Minister has been fostering insurgency in Western China, and we are appalled by this,” they said.

China used the press opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to a stable Asia, which it says is vital for the world’s economy.

It also categorically denied any knowledge of the ex-Minister, implying they could have travelled beyond India’s national borders.

They also denied any knowledge of missing intelligence from the Joint Cabinet, and insisted it was cooperating with India in this matter.

Both states said they were eager to return to the resolution of the river crisis.

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