India denies China relabeling areas in Arunachal Pradesh; claims ‘created’ names do not modify standing

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By PTI

BRAND-NEW DELHI: India on Thursday highly declined China relabeling some areas in Arunachal Pradesh and also insisted that the state has “always been” and also will certainly “always be” an important component of India which designating “invented” names does not modify this reality.

India’s response can be found in reaction to Beijing introducing Chinese names for 15 a lot more areas in Arunachal Pradesh which the adjoining nation declares as South Tibet.

“We have seen such. This is not the first time China has attempted such a renaming of places in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. China had also sought to assign such names in April 2017,” External Affairs Ministry agent Arindam Bagchi stated.

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

Bagchi was replying to a media inquiry on records that China has actually relabelled some areas in Arunachal Pradesh in its very own language.

China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs introduced on Wednesday that it had actually standardised in Chinese personalities, Tibetan and also Roman alphabet the names of 15 areas in Zangnan, the Chinese name for Arunachal Pradesh, according to state-run Global Times.

This remains in conformity with guidelines on geographical names provided by the State Council, China’s cupboard, it stated in a record.

Among the main names of the 15 areas, which were offered specific longitude and also latitude, 8 are domestic areas, 4 are hills, 2 are rivers and also one is a hill pass, the record stated.

This is the 2nd set of standard names of areas in Arunachal Pradesh offered by China.

The initial set of the standard names of 6 areas was launched in 2017.

China cases Arunachal Pradesh as component of South Tibet.

The 8 domestic areas in the 2nd set are Sengkezong and also Daglungzong in Cona County of Shannan Prefecture, Mani’gang, Duding and also Migpain in Medog County of Nyingchi, Goling, Damba in Zayu County of Nyingchi, and also Mejag in Lhunze County of Shannan Prefecture, the Global Times record stated.

The 4 hills are Wamo Ri, Dêu Ri, Lhünzhub Ri and also Kunmingxingzê Feng, it stated.

The 2 rivers are Xenyogmo He and also Dulain He, and also the hill pass is called Se La, in Cona County.

The record priced quote Lian Xiangmin, mentioned to be a professional with the China Tibetology Research Centre in Beijing, declaring that the news becomes part of the nationwide study on name that have actually existed for centuries.

China’s renaming of the areas in Arunachal Pradesh can be found in the middle of the remaining eastern Ladakh boundary standoff that started in May in 2014.

Following the standoff, India strengthened its general armed forces readiness along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Arunachal Pradesh industry too.

Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Manoj Pande stated in October that China has actually enhanced the strength of its armed forces workouts and also implementation of soldiers in its deepness locations opposite the LAC in the Arunachal Pradesh industry.

He stated that India has actually similarly prepped backup strategies to take care of any kind of scenarios.