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India hits out China for giving Chinese names to parts of

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today hit out at for giving Chinese names to some parts of Arunachal Pradesh, saying assigning invented names to towns of the neighbour does not make illegal territorial claims legal.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay also asserted that is an integral part of


"Assigning invented names to towns of your neighbour does not make illegal territorial claims legal. is and will always be an integral part of India," Baglay told reporters here.

When asked if has taken up the matter with China, he said the Chinese has not communicated anything officially so far and the ministry has seen only reports on the development.

yesterday had announced that it has "standardised" official names for six places in the northeastern state and termed the provocative move as a "legitimate action".

The Chinese move came days after lodged strong protests with over the Dalai Lama's visit to the frontier state.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 20:14 IST
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