Source: Agencies02 Jun 2016 20:23:57

New Delhi, June 2: External affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said that China-Pakistan economic corridor cannot be build on illegally occupied parts of Kashmir. The part of Kashmir on which Pakistan is trying to build China-Pak economic corridor is an intergal part of India, so this corridor cannot be build.

Swarup further said, “We completely reject the insinuations by the vested interests against India which has rightful sovereignty over the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan needs to vacate its illegal occupation of parts of Jammu and Kashmir and address the suffering caused to millions in those parts”.

“We also stress that there are no global dimensions of the Kashmir issue except in the minds of those who seek to needlessly internationalise a bilateral matter.  Kashmir is not an issue of tension between both the countries. Main cause for lack of peace and continued instability in our region is externally sponsored terrorism and Pakistan’s repeated interference in internal affairs of India. India has asked both the countries to cease activities there”, said Swarup.