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OnePlus Shows 'Wrong' Indian Map, Misspells ‘Delhi’ During OnePlus 5 Global Launch

OnePlus during the global launch of its flagship OnePlus 5 event had shown a distorted map of India with POK missing.(Image: OnePlus)

OnePlus during the global launch of its flagship OnePlus 5 event had shown a distorted map of India with POK missing.(Image: OnePlus)

OnePlus during the global launch of its flagship OnePlus 5 event had shown a map of India with POK missing.

In another incident of wrong depiction of the Indian map, OnePlus during the global launch of its flagship OnePlus 5 event had shown a map of India with POK and Aksai Chin missing. While it easily grabbed media attention, OnePlus might debate this "wrong depiction" because both the regions fall under the disputed category in which the Indian border is usually depicted with dotted lines by international companies. For example, while Google India includes both POK and Aksai Chin as a part of India (solid-line border), the UK version of Google Maps marks the region with dotted lines.

The Chinese startup also misspelled the capital of India, Delhi, in a slide during the global presentation. To take it further, the company also seems to be unaware of the fact that Bangalore was officially renamed as Bengaluru long time back.

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The OnePlus 5 launch event was streamed live globally on its official YouTube channel and had attracted over two million views. While the so-called ‘live launch’ event appeared to be pre-recorded, the video is still available on their official YouTube channel. Those interested can jump to 1:05:07 of the launch video embedded below.

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Screenshot of OnePlus 5 global launch event/ YouTube.

Last year, Twitter had shown the geographical location of Kashmir in China and Jammu in Pakistan triggering protests from the Indian government after which it was corrected. The government had proposed a law in which wrong depiction of the map of India could land the violators in jail with a maximum term of seven years and a fine of up to Rs 100 crore.

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first published:June 27, 2017, 15:59 IST