India rejects China-Pak reference to Kashmir

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 22

India on Saturday rejected the reference to Jammu & Kashmir within the joint press launch of the Second Round of China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue that ended on Friday.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned, “As in the past, we categorically reject the reference. J&K is an integral and inalienable part of India and we expect the parties concerned to not to interfere in matters that are internal affairs of India.” 

“At the same time we also reiterate our consistent position on the so-called ‘China Pakistan Economic Corridor’,” he added.

India has repeatedly conveyed its issues to each China and to Pakistan on the tasks within the CPEC, that are within the territory of India that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan. 

“We resolutely oppose actions by other countries that change the status quo in Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir and call on the parties concerned to cease such actions,” mentioned Srivastava.

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