‘Bharat’ Row Reaches UN; Global Body Cites Türkiye’s Example Amid India Name Change Buzz

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Amid the rumours around a possible name change of ‘India’ to ‘Bharat’, a top UN official on Wednesday said the world body considers requests from countries to change their names as and when it receives them. Deputy Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Farhan Haq cited the example of Turkey changing its name to Turkiye and the United Nations agreeing to the formal request, reported PTI.