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Old 23-Apr-2011
Incorrect map of India deleted

New Delhi: The authorities have removed a controversial map of India from a government website that didn't have parts of Jammu and Kashmir which New Delhi claims are under the illegal occupation of Pakistan and China.

The map on the website of the Directorate of Coordination Police Wireless was removed after IANS first broke the story on Wednesday pointing out that the northern areas of Kashmir, also called Gilgit-Baltistan, and Aksai Chin were not included in the map.

The department under the ministry of home affairs is responsible for establishing the police telecommunication network in the country.

BJP demand

The website used the image in one of its pages to map the country's police wireless communication network.

The map could have been the copy of the CIA India map that had earlier stirred a similar controversy over Indian territory.

Gilgit-Baltistan was controlled by Pakistan in 1948 and China gained control of Aksai Chin, towards east of Ladakh, in the 1962 war.

The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party demanded immediate correction of the faulty map and punishment for the officer responsible for the distortion.

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