A report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has named Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal as completely separate countries in the list of East Asian countries.
The names of the disputed states figure in Annexure 5 of the 2010 FAO report on assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the dairy sector.
Besides this, Arunachal Pradesh has been spelt as 'Arunashal" Pradesh.
Another disputed region that has been treated as a separate country by FAO is Aksai Chin, which China holds as its integral part.
As per reports, FAO has defended its treatment of these states citing that the disputed areas were deliberately being treated as independent entities.