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QUESTION NO.662 CHINESE NAMES GIVEN TO INDIAN PLACES IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

February 08, 2018

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.662
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.02.2018

CHINESE NAMES GIVEN TO INDIAN PLACES IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

662. SHRI K.C. RAMAMURTHY:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Ministry is aware of China naming six places along Line of Actual Centre (LAC) in Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh;

(b) the manner in which India look at this move since some of the names given by China are matching with some of the places located along LAC on the Chinese side later to claim that they belongs to them;

(c) whether any Chinese names were given to Indian places in Arunachal Pradesh earlier; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V.K.SINGH (RETD)]

(a) to (d) Ministry of Civil Affairs of China had issued a so-called ‘notification’ on its website on 13 April 2017 assigning names to six places in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. China has sought to assign such names to places in the state of Arunachal Pradesh on earlier occasions as well.

Government of India has rejected China’s move and made it clear that assigning invented names to places in the state does not alter the fact that the State of Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable part of India.

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