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India should rename 60 places in Tibet as ‘tit for tat’: Assam CM

While maintaining that "it should be always tit-for-tat", the CM added, "But I don’t want to comment as it is a policy decision of the government of India. But if they have named 30, we should name 60."

GUWAHATI-  Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday urged the Indian government to adopt a “tit-for-tat” approach in response to China’s efforts to rename places in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Sarma suggested that India should counter by assigning its own names for 60 “Tibetan areas of China.”

“My request to government of India is that we should give 60 geographical names to Tibetan areas of China,” Sarma told reporters here.

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While maintaining that “it should be always tit-for-tat”, the CM added, “But I don’t want to comment as it is a policy decision of the government of India. But if they have named 30, we should name 60.”

China had released a fourth list of 30 new names of various places in Arunachal Pradesh amid Beijing’s stepped-up assertions in recent weeks to re-emphasise its claim over the Indian state.

In response to China’s recent attempt to rename 30 places in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Pema Khandu also have strongly condemned the action.

Khandu labelled it as “another gimmick from China” emphasizing his pride as an Indian citizen and native of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Taking to X, the CM wrote: “Another gimmick from China. Being a proud citizen of Bharat and a native of Arunachal Pradesh, I strongly condemn this act of naming of places within Arunachal Pradesh which has been an inalienable integral part of India. Proud citizens and patriots of Arunachal Pradesh is rejecting such antics.”

The Ministry of External Affairs has firmly rejected the attempts by China to rename places in Arunachal Pradesh and asserted that assigning “invented names” will not alter the reality that the state “is, has been, and will always be” an integral and inalienable part of India.

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