Situation changing for the better in Jammu and Kashmir: Foreign Minister Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has stated that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is improving, despite attempts by interested parties, including neighboring Pakistan, to disrupt efforts to bring peace to the region. 

During an interactive session on the Modi government’s Foreign Policy, Jaishankar emphasized that while challenges will arise, the government will continue to persevere and ensure a sense of security and confidence among the people of Jammu and Kashmir. 

“Clearly, things are changing for the better when it comes to Jammu and Kashmir. But, part of what needs to keep developing is actually the economy, the employment opportunities, the whole you know the ecosystem which comes which are much you know vibrant, economy, civil society,” he said.

He added, “Attempts will be made to disturb it because there are interested parties, one lives right across, so we you know, we should not expect that there will not be challenges. There will be and it’s not necessarily limited to the western neighbours, there will be others as well.”

He also highlighted the need to develop the region’s economy and employment opportunities. Jaishankar also spoke about India’s foreign policy, emphasizing the government’s commitment to the Indian diaspora abroad and the need to push back against difficult people or situations.