Indians assign hilarious names after China renamed 15 locations in Arunachal Pradesh

China is expected to release additional lists in the coming months.

Indians assign hilarious names after China renamed 15 locations in Arunachal Pradesh
(Source-Globalvoices.org)

After China announced standardized names for 15 locations in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, India reacted angrily, claiming that the state is an integral part of India and that China has no right to rename locations. Indians on Twitter, on the other hand, rose to the occasion, naming Chinese locations with Indian names in a hilarious exchange.

On Dec. 30, 2021, the Chinese state-run Global Times reported that China's Ministry of Civil Affairs had standardized the names of 15 places in Zangnan (South Tibet), which includes areas in Arunachal Pradesh, in Tibetan, Chinese characters, and Roman alphabet "based on sovereignty, history." Eight of the new names are for residential areas, four are for mountains, two are for rivers, and one is for a mountain pass.