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India snubs China on Kashmir mediation offer

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Rebuffing China's offer, on Thursday ruled out any third party mediation on Kashmir about which it is ready to talk to under a bilateral framework.

"Our stand is absolutely clear. You are aware that the heart of the matter is cross-border terrorism emanating from a particular country that threatens peace and stability in the country, region, and the world.

"We are ready to have a dialogue with on Kashmir under a bilateral framework," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay said at his weekly media briefing.

He was reacting to the Chinese Foreign Office spokesperson on Wednesday saying that was ready to play a "constructive role" in improving ties over Kashmir, where the "situation has attracted the attention of the international community".

"We are ready to talk Kashmir with Pakistan, but no third party mediation," Baglay said.

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