China Tries To Usurp India’s Arunachal Pradesh Again
China has released its updated and controversial “standard map” for 2023, which includes disputed territories such as Arunachal Pradesh, Aksai Chin, Taiwan, and the South China Sea. The map has caused diplomatic concerns and reignited existing disputes with neighboring countries.
The map was released on August 28 through the Ministry of Natural Resources’ standard map service website. It uses national boundaries to depict China’s perspective on global geography, potentially escalating tensions with other nations.
Of particular significance is the inclusion of Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin, which have long been subject to conflicting claims between China and India.
Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India, despite China’s assertions that it is South Tibet. India has consistently maintained that Arunachal Pradesh is and will always be a part of its territory.
The map also asserts Taiwan as an inalienable part of China, aligning with President Xi Jinping’s strategic objectives. This further increases tensions between China and Taiwan, which is a matter of global concern.
Furthermore, the map includes the controversial nine-dash line, which claims a significant portion of the South China Sea as Chinese territory.
This move is met with opposition from countries like Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, and Taiwan, who have competing claims over the same maritime regions.
The release of the map comes just days before the G20 summit, which will be hosted by India. Several world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, France’s Emmanuel Macron, and Xi Jinping, will attend the event.
The timing of the map’s release raises diplomatic concerns and adds to the already complex geopolitical landscape.
China’s actions, such as renaming Indian locations in April, have invited strong objections from India.
The recent unveiling of the updated map follows a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the BRICS Summit, where they agreed to work towards disengagement and de-escalation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
China claims that Arunachal Pradesh was part of Tibet before the 1962 war between India and China. However, India has never recognized these claims.
China has stepped up its efforts to assert its claims over Arunachal Pradesh. In 2017, China renamed 15 places in the state, and in 2023, it renamed 11 more places.
China has also been building roads and infrastructure in nearby areas, and it has increased the number of military exercises in the nearby regions.
But India has strongly rejected China’s claims over Arunachal Pradesh. The Indian government has said that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India, and that it will not give up its claim to the state.
However the actual reasons for China’s wicked & evil intentions of attempting to usurp Arunachal Pradesh lies in its selfish motives.
Arunachal Pradesh is located in a strategically important area, bordering China, Myanmar, and Bhutan. It is also home to the Brahmaputra River, a major source of water for both India and China.
The state is rich in natural resources, including oil, gas, minerals, and timber. Thus, China tries again & again to gain control of these resources and everytime the country gets slammed by India.