Depicting Arunachal's areas in China was a mistake: Google

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New Delhi, Aug.8 (ANI): Google, the popular search engine, on Saturday conceded to have erroneously depicted some areas of Arunachal Pradesh as being parts of China following a processing of routine update of new map data on the Google Earth. It stated the mistake would be rectified soon.

"Earlier, this week, as part of routine update to Google Earth, we published new data for the Arunachal Pradesh region that changed the depiction of certain place names in the product. The change was a result of a mistake in our processing of new map data," a Google spokesperson said in an official statement.

"We are in the process of reverting the data to its previous state and expect the change to be visible in the product shortly. We would like to clarify that this issue did not impact our depiction of international borders," the statement said.

The spokesperson was reacting after a media report, which highlighted that Google map showed certain areas of Arunachal Pradesh as being parts of China.

The media report had raised suspicion about the search engine being hacked by Chinese considering that Beijing has been laying claim over entire Arunachal Pradesh, which India rejects. (ANI)

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