China distributes millions of controversial maps to troops: Report
China is distributing millions of controversial updated maps to its military in the first upgrade in 30 years, reportedly reinforcing its claims over Arunachal Pradesh.
All major army units will receive new, more accurate maps in the near future, PLA Daily reported.
The Lanzhou Military Command, one of seven PLA ground force commands, has updated more than 15 million maps for its troops, it said.
Though the official media here has not published the maps being circulated in its military, it reportedly incorporated China’s claims over the disputed borders with India as well as South and East China Seas, which were hotly contested by several of China’s neighbours.
in the month of June, the new map issued by China stirred up strong reactions in India as it incorporated its claims over Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as Southern Tibet.
India dismissed the new map issued by Chinese authorities saying cartographic depiction did not change the reality that Arunachal Pradesh was part of India.