No map used during agreement with China: Government

New Delhi, Sep 23: The central government on Tuesday said no official map of Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir was used in the agreement signed between the state of Gujarat and China earlier this month.

"The agreements on establishment of sister province relations between Gujarat (India) and Guangdong (China) and establishment of sister city relations between Ahmedabad (India) and Guangzhou (China) have been signed on Sep 17," a home ministry statement said here. "It is clarified that there is no map in the signed MoUs," it said.

The Congress Monday lashed out at the Gujarat government for projecting Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as disputed regions in a map circulated during the signing of memoranda with China Sep 17.

The home ministry statement Tuesday said that the map shown during the signing "was not purported to give any geographical details of Indian territory".

"The map should not be treated as the approved political map of the country as the dotted areas are integral parts of India," it added.


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