In response to a query from media personnel today on reference to Kashmir in the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistan PM Imran Khan, Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar said:
“We have seen the report regarding the meeting of Chinese President Xi Jinping with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan which also refers to their discussions on Kashmir.
India’s position has been consistent and clear that Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India. China is well aware of our position. It is not for other countries to comment on the internal affairs of India.”
India’s firm stance even as Chinese President Xi Jinping is to touch down in Chennai shows India’s continued confidence.
At UNGA too, the Chinese side tried to rake up Jammu and Kashmir but India’s terse comment made them withdraw their steps. India had issued a student on September 28th:
“We have seen a reference made by China’s Foreign Minister to Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh, in his statement to the UN General Assembly. The Chinese side is well aware of India’s position that Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh are an integral part of India, and that the recent developments are entirely a matter internal to us. We expect that other countries will respect India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and desist from efforts to change the status quo through the illegal so-called China Pakistan Economic Corridor in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.”