New Delhi: India on Thursday rejected references to Jammu and Kashmir in the Sino-Pakistan joint statement during the visit of Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif to Beijing. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the references were “unsolicited” and India has consistently rejected such statements. He said that the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh have always been and will be an integral and inseparable part of India.
On the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Bagchi said that India has consistently challenged China and Pakistan on this. “Protests and Concerns” as it includes projects in the sovereign territory of India. “We strongly reject any attempt to use such projects to change the status quo in that region,” he said.
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The joint statement was issued after talks between Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping. India has slammed China and Pakistan on the mention of Jammu and Kashmir in the joint statement of China-Pakistan. India has said that no other country has the right to speak on Jammu and Kashmir and it is an integral part of India.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 03, 2022, 20:49 IST