Washington: As US State Department on Wednesday posted a new map of India reflecting its long standing official position on the country's geographical boundaries, its spokesman acknowledged of having made a "goof up" in this regard, which had resulted in a strong objection from New Delhi.
"We made a goof and we fixed it and we're now back in compliance with our own cartographical policy," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters at her daily news conference as she announced the posting of the new and corrected maps of India on the website of the State Department and its travel related sites.
The previous controversial maps, which showed parts of Jammu and Kashmir as part of Pakistan, was removed by the State Department in November after India's strong objection.
India maintains that the entire State of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of the country....more
07:05 AM, Jan 05, 2012