Whilst Prime Minister Narendra Modi undergoes an important visit to neighbouring China, Indian twitterati seemingly fumed at the China Central Television’s (CCTV) airing of an India map. The map shown by state owned Chinese Central TV or CCTV — shows a truncated India without Kashmir. The map shows India with no India — ironic given that it has fought a war with China over the region and its border dispute with Beijing has historically been a sore point in their bilateral relations. Major Indian media outlets such as India Today and NDTV did separate reports on what they said was a slight since the map was shown by China’s state-owned TV and that it happened on the first day of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official visit to China.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in China today to start his three-day visit to the most populated country in the world. Important business deals worth billions of dollars are expected to be reached between the two neighbors, however relations are still strained over a long-running border dispute.
— priya jain (@priya1_jain) May 14, 2015
China greets Modi with wrong map of India, Arunachal, J&K missing: The map, aired by the CCTV, excluded Arunac… http://t.co/wXPtZzwyeW
— ANIRBAN BARAL (@SuperDuperAbir) May 14, 2015
— Madhav (@mahesh10816) May 14, 2015
Ok. So our Modi ji is greeted with this ‘Nation first’ map of India & China. pic.twitter.com/tdKKqIQdqq
— MangoMan Sumit (@sumitnegi) May 14, 2015