China bars three Indian athletes of Arunachal from Asian Games; minister Anurag Thakur cancels visit
A senior Olympic Council of Asia official said Friday three Indian martial arts athletes from a region claimed by China had been issued visas for the Hangzhou Asian Games, denying they were barred. The women wushu fighters are from the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which is claimed almost in full by Beijing as "South Tibet".
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur cancels Asian Games 2023 trip after China bars three Indian Wushu athletes from Arunachal
Indian sportspersons from Arunachal Pradesh denied entry to Asian Games, leading to govt's protest & Sports Minister's visit cancellation. MEA lodged strong protest & OCA & Games organising committee made statements on inclusivity but refused to comment on issue. Host China gave diff. visas, but Indians didn't accept. Accreditation acts as visa in multi-discipline events. Govt protests China's "targeted & pre-meditated" discrimination.
India says China issued invalid visas to three Indian athletes for Asian Games
India on Friday strongly protested China's decision to issue invalid visas to some of its athletes for the Asian Games, India's foreign ministry said in a statement, a day before the competition begins in Hangzhou.
Spat over visas for Indian Asian Games athletes sparks diplomatic row between New Delhi and Beijing
HANGZHOU, China (AP) — A long-standing border dispute between India and China has left three Indian martial arts competitors stranded at home and unable to make it to the Asian
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