I read it somewhere in an authentic news (I think from the BBC). It was about recently elected Mr. Narendra Modi. He's the next Prime Minister of India.
I surely remember the sentence that said...
The chief minister of the western state of Gujarat.
For clarification, I'm uploading the map here.
Check the position of the state of Gujarat. It's in the west of India, the west-most corner I mean. Ahmedabad and Rajkot are the cities of Gujarat State. India has 28 states and Gujarat is one of them. There's no county, province etc. It's clear Country-State-District-City.
Now the question:
Shouldn't it be...
The chief minister of Gujarat, the western state of India? OR The chief minister of the western state of India?
Can't the former one mean that Gujarat is country and not the state because it already mentioned 'state of'
Note: I'm aware of calling London city as The city of London, Chicago city as The city of Chicago. But then using it this way would certainly create an ambiguity.
The western state of Gujarat or western state of India!