Modi’s visit: Chinese TV shows Indian map without Arunachal Pradesh, JK

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BEIJING/NEW DELHI: A controversy was kicked up on Thursday with China’s state-owned television CCTV showing India’s map without Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh while reporting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.

The wrong map was displayed during a bulletin when Modi was in Xi’an city where he held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in his hometown.

China has been laying territorial claim over Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Jammu & Kashmir but India has been strongly resisting it.

The unresolved boundary issue has been a sticking point in the relations between the two major Asian countries and both are making efforts to settle it through special representatives’ talks. The special representatives have held 18 rounds of discussions so far.

China says the border dispute is confined only to 2,000 kms mostly in Arunachal Pradesh whereas India asserts that the dispute covered the western side of the border spanning to about 4,000km, especially the Aksai Chin area ceded to China by Pakistan.

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