India has reacted sharply to China’s transfer to rename some locations in Arunachal Pradesh, which it claims is South Tibet, on its map.

“We have now seen such. This isn’t the primary time China has tried such a renaming of locations within the state of Arunachal Pradesh. China had additionally sought to assign such names in April 2017,” Exterior Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned.

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“Arunachal Pradesh has at all times been, and can at all times be an integral a part of India. Assigning invented names to locations in Arunachal Pradesh doesn’t alter this reality,” he mentioned.

Earlier, Beijing had introduced the Chinese language names for 15 extra locations in Arunachal Pradesh, which it sees as its territory.

China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs issued a press release stating they’ve ‘standardised’ names for 15 locations in Arunachal, for use on Chinese language maps. They introduced Chinese language characters, Tibetan and Roman alphabet names for locations in Zangnan, the Chinese language title for Arunachal Pradesh, state-run International Occasions reported on Thursday.

That is in accordance with laws on geographical names issued by the State Council, China’s cupboard, it mentioned in a report.

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Among the many official names of the 15 locations, which got precise longitude and latitude, eight are residential locations, 4 are mountains, two are rivers and one is a mountain pass, the report mentioned.

The eight residential locations within the second batch are Sengkezong and Daglungzong in Cona County of Shannan Prefecture, Mani’gang, Duding and Migpain in Medog County of Nyingchi, Goling, Damba in Zayu County of Nyingchi, and Mejag in Lhunze County of Shannan Prefecture, the International Occasions report mentioned.

The 4 mountains are Wamo Ri, Dêu Ri, Lhünzhub Ri and Kunmingxingzê Feng, it mentioned.

The 2 rivers are Xenyogmo He and Dulain He, and the mountain cross is called Se La, in Cona County.

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That is the second batch of standardised names of locations in Arunachal Pradesh given by China.

The primary batch of the standardised names of six locations was launched in 2017.

China’s renaming of the locations in Arunachal Pradesh got here within the midst of the lingering jap Ladakh border standoff that started in Might final yr.

The realm has been claimed by China because it has by no means recognised the McMahon Line, which is the border between the 2 international locations.

As a substitute, the Line of Precise Management (LAC) has remained the de-facto border, and even this has been disputed by either side.

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Because of the distinction in notion by either side, troops by chance or intentionally getting into the opposite facet of LAC just isn’t unusual. Just lately there have been additionally stories of China constructing villages inside Arunachal Pradesh.

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