Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and it is not for other countries to comment on India’s internal affairs, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday.
The statement came in a wake of President Xi Jinping’s meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan where the former stated that he was keenly watching the Kashmir situation.
MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “We have seen the report regarding 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.”
President Jinping is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai for an informal summit later this week.
The Chennai Informal Summit will provide them an opportunity to continue their discussions on bilateral, regional, global importance and to exchange views on deepening India-China Closer Development Partnership,” the statement said.
The two leaders had their inaugural Informal Summit in Wuhan, China in April last year.