News Excerpt
A new map has been issued by Pakistan that lays claim to the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, and Junagadh in Gujarat state, on the eve of the first anniversary of the scrapping of J&K’s special status.

Highlights
●    Pakistan’s new map includes the whole of the UT of Jammu & Kashmir as part of the country’s territory, describing it as “Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir” and a “disputed territory” whose final status is to be decided in line with UN Security Council resolutions.
●    The boundary of Himachal Pradesh is depicted as the international border.
●    In a nod to China’s sensitivities, the map does not depict the Ladakh region, with a legend stating “frontier undefined”.
●    An annotation on the map states the boundary in this area will be decided by “sovereign authorities concerned after the final settlement of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute”
●    The map also depicts the Junagadh and Manavadar region of India’s Gujarat state as part of Pakistan.