India on Thursday strongly rejected China renaming some locations in Arunachal Pradesh and asserted that the state has “at all times been” and can “at all times be” an integral a part of India and that assigning “invented” names doesn’t alter this reality.
India’s response got here in response to Beijing saying Chinese language names for 15 extra locations in Arunachal Pradesh which the neighbouring nation claims as South Tibet.
“We’ve got 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 stated.
“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 stated.
Mr Bagchi was responding to a media question on stories that China has renamed some locations in Arunachal Pradesh in its personal language.
China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs introduced on Wednesday that it had standardised in Chinese language characters, Tibetan and Roman alphabet the names of 15 locations in Zangnan, the Chinese language title for Arunachal Pradesh, in accordance with state-run International Occasions.
That is in accordance with rules on geographical names issued by the State Council, China’s cupboard, it stated in a report.
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 cross, the report stated.
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 claims Arunachal Pradesh as a part of South Tibet.
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 stated.
The 4 mountains are Wamo Ri, Dêu Ri, Lhünzhub Ri and Kunmingxingzê Feng, it stated.
The 2 rivers are Xenyogmo He and Dulain He, and the mountain cross is known as Se La, in Cona County.
The report quoted Lian Xiangmin, acknowledged to be an skilled with the China Tibetology Analysis Centre in Beijing, claiming that the announcement is a part of the nationwide survey on place names which have existed for tons of of years.
China’s renaming of the locations in Arunachal Pradesh got here within the midst of the lingering japanese Ladakh border standoff that started in Could final yr.
Following the standoff, India bolstered its general army preparedness alongside the Line of Precise Management (LAC) within the Arunachal Pradesh sector as properly.
Japanese Military Commander Lt Gen Manoj Pande stated in October that China has elevated the depth of its army workout routines and deployment of troops in its depth areas reverse the LAC within the Arunachal Pradesh sector.
He stated that India has correspondingly readied contingency plans to take care of any eventualities.
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