After China’s renaming move, India reiterates: ‘Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India’

While China's latest move is being seen by some experts as a means to underscore its territorial sovereignty, China said it was a part of a census exercise indicating that more could follow.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 20, 2017 7:12 pm
Arunachal Pradesh, China, Arunachal China, China Arunachal renaming, Arunachal Pradesh renaming, Arunchal Pradesh news, China Tawang, Arunachal news, India news MEA spokesperson Baglay said Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India.

A day after China ‘standardised’ names for six areas in Arunachal Pradesh reportedly following the Dalai Lama’s visit to the state last week, India on Thursday made it clear that renaming or inventing a name does not make illegally-held territory legal. In a statement to the media, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Gopal Baglay did not mince his words: “Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India.”

READ: China renames six places in Arunachal, says ‘1st batch’

Earlier on Tuesday, when Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson Lu Kang was asked if the move was in response to the Buddhist spiritual leader’s visit to the state, he didn’t offer any pointed answer. “I can also tell you that the Chinese government is carrying out the second national census and one of the important tasks is to standardise minority names. In the next step, relevant departments will further increase the research on the study of Tibetan names, and we will be able to publish more standard names,” said Kang.

The six names renamed by China are as follows: Wo’gyainling, Mila Ri, Qoidengarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bumo La and Namkapub Ri. The corresponding names with their latitude and longitude taken into account list these places as Tawang, Kra Daadi, West Siang, Siang, Anjaw and Subansiri respectively.

While China’s latest move is being seen by some experts as a means to underscore its territorial sovereignty, China said it was a part of a census exercise indicating that more could follow.

China yesterday had announced that it has “standardised” official names for six places in the Northeastern state and termed the provocative move as a “legitimate action”.

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    Amit thackrey
    Apr 21, 2017 at 4:41 pm
    Bihar is in Integral part of India not Arunachal Pradesh. We Maharashtrians too are fed up with BIMARU states and its people who are illegally infiltrating inside Maharashtra.
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      Zakir Husaien
      Apr 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm
      Then why BJP is trying to be here for these BIMARU people?
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      Ramanathan
      Apr 21, 2017 at 5:05 am
      India calls the abode of Siva "Mount Kailash". ians don't have any brain
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        Ramanathan
        Apr 21, 2017 at 5:01 am
        What is the problem with Indians? For 70 years India and its media has been using the amen Akshai Chin for stanis seceded territory. So called nationalism is a mask for arya-brahmin pigs to hide their Central Asian origin.
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          kvns
          Apr 21, 2017 at 6:55 am
          Mr ramanathan, aksai chin was ceded to china by stan in 1962 illegally. We named mount kailash as indian version. We never showed it in our official map. It shows your immaturity towards the issue. Please mind your language!
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          Col. Mishra
          Apr 21, 2017 at 4:19 am
          Indeed Indians are among the great fighters while Chinese are more of coolies. 2017 is not 1962 that is sure. The Arabs at the hieght of their power had great regard of Indians as warriors. Arabs defeated the great Persia but in India they only made it to Sind and Muktan that too after repeted efforts. Muslims are our brothers and when outsiders attacked us whatsoever their Race or Religions Indians more often did a job on them. The great Kshatriya (Rajput) Raja Puru most likely defeated Alexander a great warrior. Alexander went no further into India. Modi must enlarge India's military manpower and weapons further.
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            Ramanathan
            Apr 21, 2017 at 5:03 am
            Living in Fools paradise
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              Debasish
              Apr 21, 2017 at 7:19 pm
              Why are you living in this country?get lost and stay in China or stan.
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            India
            Apr 21, 2017 at 4:00 am
            Change Map of India and show some Chinese area renamed with Indian name
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              Rajiv
              Apr 21, 2017 at 3:36 am
              Rank stupid IFS service.! Why are u repeating the same statements again and again which dont make a impact ! Simply name 10 tibetan towns and villages with ancient Indian names. That will teach the Chinese something! You guys have never learned a simple fact- that the Chinese value power and for tat ! If u dont do a for tat then u are weak in their eyes ! Our IFS service should be dismantled immediately. Always made India looks stupid for the past 70 years.
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                babu
                Apr 21, 2017 at 2:29 am
                LOL 56" ?
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                  Avinash
                  Apr 21, 2017 at 2:59 am
                  Still Indians can't visit many part of Arunachal and i am sure our Govt is keeping us in dark. bhakts are still drunk with So called LION Modi.
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                    Zakir Husaien
                    Apr 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm
                    In some part of Arunachal there is no indian laws! You might not get back home if you get there some way! That's true! They are more friendly to the Chinese than us fools politicians who kept open the indian borders for anyone except stan!
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                  autonomous
                  Apr 21, 2017 at 1:51 am
                  'In dia 'need to become self dependent on arms & ammunitions ,indigenous & electronic modernisation should get into a faster phase ,Cyber warfare should be set up ,all these requirements are essential for INDIA before indulging in a war against China.Past congress regime failed to consider China's threat.
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