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Distorted Indian Map On CGF Site, Corrected Promptly

PTI 26 Jan 2010, 20:03:01 PM IST

New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today found itself in the eye of storm for putting up a distorted map of India on its official website. 

As India celebrated its 60th Republic Day, the blunder came to light forcing the embarrassed CGF officials to correct the map and apologise to the nation for the mistake. 

"It was a mistake and we apologise for it," CGF CEO Mike Hooper said. 

The map of India on www.thecgf.com showed some areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat as parts of Pakistan. 

The corrected version, uploaded within hours of a media storm, shows these areas in Indian territory. 

Once the mistake came to light, the organisers of the 2010 Commonwealth Games claimed they had brought it to the CGF's notice. 

"We have noticed it and told CGF officials about it. They have promised to revert back to us on the issue," Organising Committee secretary Lalit Bhanot said. 

The run up to the Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held here from October 3 to 14, has already seen a series of controversies with CGF and Organising Committee constantly at loggerheads over the pace of preparations. PTI