US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland. — File Photo by Reuters

WASHINGTON: The US State Department says it erred in its depiction of disputed Kashmir in maps on its website and after six weeks has posted revised ones.

Spokeswoman expressed relief  on Wednesday the new maps of India and Pakistan were now online and complied with US cartographical policy.

The new maps have a dashed line for the 1972 Line of Control that divides Kashmir. Nuland said that reflected its unresolved status.

India and Pakistan have fought two wars over the Himalayan territory, and each claim the portion that the other controls.

Indian journalists have repeatedly raised the map issue since complaints emerged in late November.

India objected that all of Jammu and Kashmir was not shown as part of India. Pakistan also complained.

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