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India objects to China renaming six places in Arunachal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Taking offence to renaming six places in Arunachal Pradesh, today said inventing names of states of a neighbour does not make illegal occupation legal.

Reacting to the issue, Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Gopal Baglay said is an integral part of

He said "renaming or inventing names of states of your neighbour do not make illegal occupation as legal".

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. 16:57 IST