"The agreements on establishment of sister province relations between Gujarat (India) and Guangdong (China) and establishment of sister city relations between Ahmedabad (India) and Guangzhou (China) have been signed on 17th September" a Home Ministry statement said.

"It is clarified that there is no map in the signed MoUs," it said.

The Congress on Monday lashed out at the Gujarat government for projecting Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as disputed regions in a map circulated during the signing of memoranda with China on 17th September.

The Home Ministry statement on Tuesday said that the map shown during the signing "was not purported to give any geographical details of Indian territory".

"The map should not be treated as the approved political map of the country as the dotted areas are integral parts of India," it added.

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