New Delhi: To reiterate its false claim over India’s Arunachal Pradesh, China released a third set of names for 11 places in Arunachal Pradesh. Chinese authorities referred to these places as part of “Zangnan, the southern part of Tibet.”
China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs released the standardised names in Chinese, Tibetan, and Pinyin characters following regulations on geographical names issued by the State Council, China’s cabinet.
These places in Arunachal Pradesh renamed by China includes two land areas, two residential areas, five mountain peaks, and two rivers, along with their subordinate administrative districts.
According to the Chinese government-run Global Times, this is the third batch of standardised geographical names for Arunachal Pradesh issued by China’s civil affairs ministry. The first batch of renamed six places was announced in 2017 and the second batch of 15 places in 2021.
India has previously dismissed China’s move to rename places in Arunachal Pradesh. India has always asserted that Arunachal Pradesh has been and will always be an integral part of India. Chinese renaming of places will not change this fact.