India rejects China's offer over Kashmir issue
Source :News Bharati English   Date :13-Jul-2017

New Delhi, July 13: Rejecting China’s offer on the issue of Kashmir Ministry of External Affairs today said that India does not want any third Party intervention over the Kashmir issue and further mentioned that India will resolve the contentious issue through its bilateral framework. The remarks came in response to China's offer saying that it is ready to play a constructive role in improving ties between both the nation.

Speaking to media MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay stated that the main reason behind India and Pakistan conflict is the cross-border terrorism sponsored by Pakistan. "Our stand is absolutely clear as far as I recall on the remarks, which motioned that Kashmir issue being central to peace and stability, all of us know that the heart of the matter is cross-border terrorism perpetrated on India, including Jammu and Kashmir," Baglay said.

Embeded ObjectCommenting on the faceoff between armies of India and China in the Dokalam area Baglay narrated that diplomatic channels would continue to be used for resolution of the issue. Responding to the question of meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, the official said, “There was a conversation between them. There was a range of issues that were the subject matter of the conversation.”

When asked about the media reports over the alleged use of chemical weapons in Kashmir Baglay said, “The claims are completely baseless and incorrect. India is against the use of chemical weapons anywhere in the world.” Ridiculing the empty rhetoric of Pakistan Baglay said that it is so unfortunate that the Government of Pakistan is taking its cue from an internationally banned terrorist organization, and PAK media houses are following the same without any facts and figures. Earlier Pakistan alleged that the Indian security forces are using ammunition containing chemical agents in Jammu and Kashmir.