Map error lands U.S. in heated India-Pakistan dispute
An Indian soldier looks through a spotting scope at a military camp near the Line of Control, which divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan
November 21st, 2011
03:44 PM ET

Map error lands U.S. in heated India-Pakistan dispute

The disputed region of Kashmir is a hot-button issue and when an map showing portions of it as belonging to Pakistan went up on the State Department website, it raised a furor in India.

The State Department Monday announced it had taken down the map after the Indian government complained. Both India and Pakistan claim Kashmir is within their boundaries and have fought two wars over the territory since the two countries were partioned in 1947.

Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters: "It did contain some inaccuracies which were associated with the boundaries and geographic features."

"This was unintentional," Nuland insisted. "We're going to get the map fixed ...we will put up a new map when we acquire one that we are confident is accurate."

Asked whether the person or persons responsible will be punished, Nuland refused to comment.

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    April 9, 2012 at 1:06 am | Reply
  2. Indian

    Another humiliating act by DiamondBack newspaper at University of Maryland – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL5nBd3e33E&feature=channel_video_title

    December 7, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Reply
  3. rafael

    The US should stop backing pakistan. They only want our money. When they actually hate us and support terrorists who attack our troops in afghanistan. Stop the pakistany "aid", start supporting INDIA

    November 21, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Reply
  4. chodu

    To have Pakistanis and Indians smiling they should publish 2 differents maps. Depending on your IP address, it will display one or the other

    November 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Reply
  5. AK47 Modi

    Nuland, daddy Obama, mommy Rabbani, pappi Kayani and their new landlord Wen Jiabao can sit all night long in their jammies in the White House with crayons scribbling and adjusting "new and improved" Kashmir borders on their maps all they want. It won't make a c*nt hair of a difference on ground zero where far too many brave Indians troops have given the ultimate sacrifice. And far greater numbers of Indians, in the millions are ready to fight and die for at a moments notice to protect their national border.

    Peace, always.

    November 21, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Reply
    • Mike Houston

      "Brave" Indians should just go in there and tell those thieving Pakistanis where to "sit down and shut up".
      So get with Mr. BravoAkModi!! Get in there and "die by the millions" to achieve PEACE...We'll all sit here
      and watch.

      November 22, 2011 at 12:54 am | Reply
      • Mickeywilleatanything

        Hey Mickey, by the time you finished typing your reply, at least 100 illegal immigrants from Mexico have jumped over your super-power picket fence border, 40 probably are carrying drugs, another 20 are hardened criminals who will beat your a*s and jack your mom's suv, 20 will steal your poor cousins short order cook jobs and 20 will go straight to your hospital ER to deliver babies for free to jack up your daddies taxes and up fool !
        So Mickey, you of all people in the world are the last person to advise anyone on borders or national security. All you have done is sat on ur a*s and watched everything in America go down the toilet.......remember Perot ? That big sucking sound from south of your border, eh Mickey?

        November 22, 2011 at 5:57 am |
      • CanuksEatIndiass

        That little bit of "advice" to Bravoboy got your blood pressure up, didn't it, Northernsucker.
        Rave on, fool!!! I'd take a hundred Mexicans any day before any India/China loving wimps
        falling out of maple trees. And, btw, Ross Perot was one of the biggest idiots Texas ever
        produced.

        November 22, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
      • HeyDooshBobble

        You got no choice but to take a 100 illegals anywhere you turn in Texass Mr. turdscientist, coz ur border is open wider than legs on a $5 Texass ho. Pretty soon you'll be speaking Chinese not Spanish working in a Chinese squirrel skinning plant as a janitor while 12 illegals are sleeping in your bed after drinking all your beers. US is a deadbeat broke azz 3rd world doosh-pit thanks to Bush wars and Clinton/Obama "programs" . No more midnight basketball for you fool, starting paying the debt to your bosses the Chinese and Indians. Hahaha.

        November 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm |
      • BbbleBabyPssintoNorthwind

        Only 5$ hos in TX are the dirty street dumping Indian biatches that escaped from Toronto and BC Chinatowns.
        Your sister lives in a Houston alleyway, turning tricks and hiding from yo mamma and her Chinese pimp...

        November 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
      • sudeep

        Better protect your tall buildings, dont watch the sky for attack -. Mulla umer is making a tunnel from Lahore to washington via london.

        November 28, 2011 at 9:18 am |
    • Mikemarriedhissister

      Mickey you are permanently damaged goods coz of Texass style inbreeding and human/swine sex. Stop dreaming about your sister no matter what your Paki relatives tell you. It will cause further brain damage. Save yourself, read this article:
      http://hatefsvoice.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/innbreeding-cousin-marriages-and-health-disorders/

      November 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Reply
  6. Tester

    I wonder where Nuland will go to acquire the new map...

    November 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Reply
  7. ram

    The US should mind their own business and look after their failing economy and country instead of putting out wrong information and causing tension, tensions which it has been creating for the past 60 or more years.

    November 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Reply
    • Mike Houston

      Indians, Kashmiris, and Pakistanis have probably been "putting out wrong information" about each other for
      longer than the U.S. has existed. So some map maker made a mistake. SO WHAT. The U.S. should leave them
      ALL alone to cut each other's throats. When the Chinese come claiming that region (as they inevitably will) maybe
      then they will agree on what piece of dirt belongs to whomever...I say a pox on all their houses...

      November 22, 2011 at 12:45 am | Reply

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