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China removes map showing J&K and Arunachal as part of India

Chinese government on Saturday removed a map from Belt and Road Initiative website that shows Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh as part of Indian territory.

Sandeep Borah

Sandeep Borah

Guwahati: China on Saturday removed map from the website of Belt and Road Initiative or the BRI that depicts that the entire Jammu and Kashmir in North and Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast as part of India.

The move by the Chinese comes at a time when the second edition of BRI summit is underway in Beijing. India has boycotted the BRI summit ever since Chinese authorities took up projects such as the CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) which falls in Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK) and violates the territorial integrity of India.

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The BRI map also surprisingly portrays India as a part of BRI even when India boycotted the summit for the second time this year. The map was displayed by China’s Ministry of Commerce on the occasion of three-day BRI Summit in Beijing.

After reports of the BRI map went around depicting the Chinese stated position on ‘misrepresenting’ Pak occupied Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh in it, the map went missing from the BRI website.

It is to be mentioned that China had recently deleted thousands of map which showed Arunachal Pradesh as part of India. China has always been claiming Arunachal Pradesh as its territory and refers to it as ‘Southern Tibet’.