India on China renaming 15 places In Arunachal Pradesh

India on Thursday strongly rejected China’s renaming of some places in Arunachal Pradesh and asserted that the state had “always” and “always” been an integral part of India and that designating “innovative” names does not change this fact.
India’s reaction came in response to Beijing’s announcement of the names of 15 more places in Arunachal Pradesh that the neighboring country claims to be southern Tibet, Trend reported citing NDTV.

“We have seen it. This is not the first time that China has attempted to rename such places in Arunachal Pradesh. China also sought to allocate such names in April 2017,” said Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Arindam Bagshi.

“Arunachal Pradesh has always been and always will be an integral part of India. Assigning invented names to places in Arunachal Pradesh does not change this fact,” he said.

Baji was responding to a media inquiry about reports that China had renamed some places in Arunachal Pradesh in its own language.

China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs announced, on Wednesday, that it has standardized the names of 15 places in Zhangnan with Chinese characters, Tibetan and Roman alphabets, which is the Chinese name for Arunachal Pradesh, the state-run Global Times reported.

This is in accordance with the regulations on geographical names issued by the State Council, China’s cabinet, said a report.

The report said that among the official names of the 15 places, which were given exact latitude and longitude, were eight residential places, four mountains, two rivers, and one mountain pass.

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