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China issues ‘official’ names for 15 places in Arunachal Pradesh

  Feb 01, 2022

China issues ‘official’ names for 15 places in Arunachal Pradesh

Q Why is it in News ?

A China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs has issued standardized names for 15 places in the Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh, to be used henceforth on official Chinese maps.

MEA clarification

Q Why is China giving names to places that are in India?

A

Earlier unilateral renamings

Q What is China’s argument for claiming these areas?

Q What is the McMohan Line?

Q What is Intention behind these renamings ?

Q Is it first time that China is renaming foreign territory ?