New Delhi: Taking sturdy objection to feedback made by China on the creation of the Union Territory of Ladakh, India on Thursday requested it to chorus from making statements on its inner issues identical to New Delhi doesn’t make any remarks on inner problems with some other nation.
Addressing a media briefing right here, Exterior Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar highlighted that China continues to be in “occupation of a large tract of area in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh” and has “illegally acquired Indian territories from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) under the so-called China-Pakistan Boundary Agreement of 1963”.
He reiterated India’s concern on the tasks in “so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is in the territory that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan since 1947”, in a reference to the elements of Jammu and Kashmir beneath Pakistani occupation.
“We’ve got seen the assertion made by the spokesperson of the Ministry of International Affairs of China on the institution of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. China is nicely conscious of India’s constant and clear place on this difficulty.
“The matter of reorganization of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh is fully an inner affair of India. We don’t count on different nations, together with China, to touch upon the issues that are inner to India, simply as India refrains from commenting on inner problems with different nations,” the spokesperson stated.
Asserting that the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are integral a part of India, Kumar stated: “We expect other countries to respect India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
Referring to the boundary query between India and China, he famous that the 2 nations have agreed to hunt a good, cheap and mutually-accepted answer to the difficulty via peaceable consultations on the idea of the political parameters and guiding ideas that had been agreed in 2005.
“This was reiterated also in the 2nd India-China Informal Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in Chennai earlier this month. In the interim, the two sides have also agreed to maintain peace and tranquility in the border area,” Kumar added.