India is going tit-for-tat in response to China's decision to issue passports that show swathes of disputed territory as Chinese. The Indian embassy in Beijing has begun covering up the controversial map that appears as a watermark on the pages of the latest Chinese passports with a specially redesigned visa that displays India's version of the borders, Reuters reported.
Indian Army at Bumla Pass on India China Border ( Image Courtesy - hindustantimes.com )
The "correct map," according to Indian officials, shows the two Himalayan regions of Aksai Chin, in Kashmir, and Arunachal Pradesh, on the border with Chinese-run Tibet, as part of India. The map in Chinese passports puts both areas within China.
"We are not prepared to accept it", India's foreign minister, Salman Khurshid, has said.
News Courtesy - globalpost.com