India concerned over ‘unwarranted mention’ of Jammu and Kashmir in Pak-China statement

India is apprehensive about China and Pakistan using the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and has recently expressed its concerns about it. India says the connectivity project passes through Indian territory and is therefore a ‘forcible occupation’.

According to a report Hindustan TimesExternal Affairs Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said at a weekly news briefing that the China-Pakistan joint statement released on Wednesday contained “several unwarranted references to the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.” Bagchi also noted that there was also mention. Projects under CPEC and extension of projects to third countries.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is going on a visit to China. The prime minister is visiting Beijing for the first time since taking office in April this year after ousting PTI leader and former prime minister Imran Khan.

This is the first visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping since he recently won an unprecedented third term in power.

In a statement released by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, they expressed concern that the joint statement by China and Pakistan on November 2 contained several ‘unnecessary references’ to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

During Sharif’s visit, China and Pakistan agreed to speed up work on various components of CPEC and “counter all threats and designs” against the project. According to the joint statement, reported by Hindustan Times.

Arindam Bagchi mentioned about CPEC, “CPEC covers projects in India’s sovereign territory under forcible and illegal foreign occupation. We strongly reject any attempt to use such projects to change the status quo in this area,”.

“Any attempt to involve third parties in such activities is illegal, illegal and unacceptable in nature and will be treated as such by us,” he added.

Bagchi said India has consistently rejected such statements and “all parties concerned are well aware of our clear stand on the matter”.

Referring to Jammu and Kashmir, Bagchi said that the Union Territories “will and will always be an integral and integral part of India” and that no country “is in a position to comment on it”.

CPEC is a flagship project under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and will complete a decade in 2023. India has consistently opposed CPEC as it passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as a key part of its network of highways, rail lines and energy projects. (PoK).

Hindustan Times According to the joint statement of China-Pakistan, the Pakistani side informed the Chinese side about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The two countries stressed the importance of resolving all outstanding disputes and the Chinese side reiterated “the Kashmir issue is a historical dispute that should be properly and peacefully resolved based on the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements”.

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