Two Taiwanese students were denied entry by India border protection officers on
Thursday because of the word “China” on their passport.
Tensions have run high between India and China over a border stand-off in the Himalayas.
The two Taiwanese students had intended to travel in India and were trying to enter from Shimla, the capital of the northern India state of Himachal Pradesh.
Customs officers denied them entry permits after seeing “Republic of China” printed on the passport covers and mistaking them for citizens of the People’s Republic of China.