Washington: Triggering a fresh controversy, the US State Department has now posted a new map of India which reflects the Line of Control in J&K with dotted lines, thereby projecting it as a disputed territory.
There was no immediate response from the Indian Embassy
in Washington if it was satisfied with the latest India map
posted by the State Department on its website.
Following strong protest from the Ministry of External
Affairs, the State Department in November had removed from its
website a map of India which showed a portion of Jammu and
Kashmir as part of Pakistan.
A similar map from its travel website was also removed by
the State Department.
State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland had told
reporters at that time that such an error was unintentional.
She said that the map had "some inaccuracies which were
associated with the boundaries of some geographic features.