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India lodges strong protest against China’s new map claiming Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin

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In response to China’s recent release of a new map asserting its territorial claims over Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin, India has expressed a resolute objection. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) issued a statement condemning the move, stating, “Through diplomatic channels, we have strongly protested against China’s 2023 ‘standard map,’ which lays claim to Indian territory. These claims are baseless and only serve to complicate the resolution of the boundary issue.”

The unveiling of China’s updated ‘standard map’ in 2023 has caused significant controversy. The People’s Republic of China has declared its sovereignty over various regions, including Arunachal Pradesh, the Aksai Chin region, Taiwan, and the South China Sea.

Despite China’s actions, India remains steadfast in its position that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inseparable part of its sovereign territory.

The Chinese platform, formerly known as Twitter and now called X, shared an announcement from the Chinese publication Global Times. The publication revealed that the new ‘standard map’ has been created using China’s national boundary delineation methodology in collaboration with various nations worldwide.

The map also incorporates China’s assertions over Taiwan, designating the island as part of its territorial claim. Additionally, it features the depiction of the nine-dash line, which signifies China’s extensive claims in the South China Sea. This portrayal aligns with the clear objectives articulated by Chinese President Xi Jinping regarding Taiwan and its integration into mainland China.

China’s recent actions have come just ahead of the scheduled G20 summit in New Delhi, which is expected to host numerous global leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping had a brief meeting last week during the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. During this encounter, PM Modi underscored India’s concerns related to unresolved issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).


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