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China changed the names of 30 places in Arunachal Pradesh

Arshad Khan

Tensions between China and India have again arisen over Arunachal Pradesh.

Tensions between China and India have again arisen over Arunachal Pradesh. Because this province is claimed by China as its state ‘Zhangnan’. 30 places in Arunachal have been renamed by Beijing. China also said that these new names will be effective from May 1. India is naturally very angry at this.

India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said, if you give a new name to your house, will the house become mine? There is no use in naming these things. Arunachal was, is and will remain an integral part of India.

On Monday (April 1), China announced the names of 30 regions of Arunachal as their own. In this regard, the country has published the Chinese names of different areas of the province in the fourth round.

The new list includes 12 residential areas, 11 mountains, four rivers, one tunnel and two empty areas. This list has been published on the website of the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China and it has been informed that these names are going to be effective from the first day of next month.

India’s Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement that China acted like a fool. A new name will not change the reality. Arunachal was, is and will remain an integral part of India. The new name of Beijing will not be accepted in any way.

China has a long-standing dispute with India over Arunachal. Earlier in 2017, the Chinese names of six places in Arunachal were published for the first time. Later, China released the list of 15 places in the second phase in 2021 and 11 more in the third phase in 2023.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs claims that Beijing started a new dispute over Arunachal after the tunnel was inaugurated. Since then, China started promoting in international circles that Zhangnan i.e. Arunachal is their part.

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