Google Maps’ Arunachal Pradesh placenames now back to normal

Live proof on that the place names in Arunachal Pradesh have now been restored to their previous, non-controversial selves:

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That dotted line is India’s claim line. To the north lies China with Chinese placenames. To the South, Arunachal Pradesh, now with Chinese placenames removed. (To the west, Bhutan.)

Don’t know what all this is about? Read up here.

While we’re at it, here is the same view in, wherein we see the only legal world view allowed in India:

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Meanwhile, China’s decreed world view remains unperturbed on


Decreeing reality must be so much fun. At least until it leads to war. I’m glad that there is a proper reference map for the rest of us.

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