On the most recent map released by the neighbouring nation, which claimed Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin as its own territory, India on Tuesday lodged a strong objection with China.
“We have today expressed our serious objection to the so-called 2023 “standard map” of China that claims Indian land to the Chinese side through diplomatic channels. We reject these assertions because they are unfounded. Such actions by the Chinese side only make it more difficult to settle the boundary dispute, according to a statement from the ministry of external affairs.
The People’s Republic of China published the 2023 version of its “standard map,” laying claim to Arunachal Pradesh, the Aksai Chin region, Taiwan, and the South China Sea, sparking a huge uproar.
Despite India’s repeated insistence that Arunachal Pradesh has always been and will always remain a part of the nation, the map has been made public.
The’standard map’ has been prepared based on the drawing process of the national boundaries of China and numerous countries in the world, according to a post on the social networking platform X by the Chinese website Global Times.
The nine-dash line, which claims a huge portion of the South China Sea, and China’s claims to the estranged island of Taiwan were also shown on the map. Taiwan has traditionally been regarded by Beijing as a part of the Chinese mainland, and President Xi Jinping of China has made it one of his stated goals to integrate Taiwan into the mainland.
Days before the G20 summit in New Delhi, which will be attended by various international leaders, including Chinese president Xi Jinping, China has issued its most recent provocation.
At the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi briefly shook hands with Jinping. India’s worries over the unresolved issues along the LAC had been underlined by the PM.
According to foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra, “the prime minister emphasised that the maintenance of peace and tranquilly in the border areas, as well as observing and respecting the LAC, are essential for the normalisation of the India-China relationship.”
“It’s an old Habit of theirs,” Jaishankar remarked in an interview with NDTV. These (territories) are indelibly linked to India. The boundaries of our areas are extremely apparent to this government. Making ridiculous claims does not make others’ territories yours.”
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