In Sports events, the Chinese government uses Stapled Visas for Indian Athletes from Arunachal Pradesh

The Stapled Visa Controversy As a matter of concern, AP athletes are made by the Chinese government to use stapled vistas challenging s India’s territorial integrity but also disrupting sports diplomacy.

The Stapled Visa Controversy

Chinese Government issuing the stamped visa to an Indian from Arunachal Pradesh has sparked controversy and diplomatic tensions between the two neighbouring countries, where they had involved attaching a separate piece of paper to the visa instead of directly stamping it on the passport. They had issued 3 Indian wushu players named Nyeman Wangsu, Onilu Tega, and Mepung Lamgu who made appearances at the Summer World University Games in Chengdu. The Indian government expressed its dissatisfaction with China’s actions, calling them “unacceptable.” The Ministry of External Affairs summoned the Chinese ambassador to India to formally lodge a protest, underscoring the severity of the issue and its potential impact on bilateral relations.

 China issuing stapled visas

What is Stapled Visa?

It is an unstamped piece of paper which is attached by a pin or staples to a page of the passport and can be torn off or detached at will.

Which country issued Stapled Visa?

China, Cuba, Iran, Syria and North Korea issued Stapled Visa