MEA rejects China’s move to rename places in Arunachal Pradesh
New Delhi, April 4: India on Tuesday rejected China’s recent move to rename several places in Arunachal Pradesh, Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. Arindam Bagchi further said, “This is not the first time China has made such an attempt. We reject this outright. Arunachal Pradesh an integral, inalienable part of India. Attempts to assign invented names will not alter this reality.”
The statement of MEA official came right after China's Ministry of Civil Affairs came up with the names of 11 places in Arunachal Pradesh, which it referred to as “Zangnan, the southern part of Tibet.” He further said, "Arunachal Pradesh is, has been, and will always be an integral and inalienable part of India. Attempts to assign invented names will not alter this reality."
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According to information, on Sunday the ministry also announced the names of 11 places which includes two residential areas, five mountain peaks, two rivers and two other areas. China's Ministry of Civil Affairs also listed the category of places' names and their subordinate administrative districts, as per the news report.
It was further said that this is the third batch of geographical names which was announced by the ministry of Arunachal Pradesh. Earlier, the first batch of the standardised name of six places which was issued in 2017, and the second batch of 15 places was released in 2021.
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