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Cross-border terrorism threatening regional peace: India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today asserted that cross- border in was at the "heart" of the matter that was threatening regional peace and snubbed for its offer to mediate to resolve the Kashmir issue, insisting it was a bilateral matter between it and

India's strong reaction came a day after the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said was willing to play a "constructive role" in improving Indo-Pak ties, especially after the increased hostility along the Line of Control (LoC).

He also said the situation in Kashmir has attracted "international" attention.

"At the heart of the matter is really the issue of cross- border perpetrated on including on the people of the state of J&K. So, the matter is that cross-border in our region emanating from a particular source is threatening peace and stability in not only but other neighbours," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay told reporters.

As far as the Kashmir issue itself is concerned, the government's position has been very consistent and clear, he asserted.

"We have been ready to have dialogue with among other issues (including) J&K in a bilateral framework. That position of addressing all issues with including the Kashmir issue in a bilateral framework has not changed," he Baglay said.

He also strongly rejected allegations by that was using chemical weapons in Kashmir, saying is against the use of chemical weapon anywhere by anyone in any situation.

Baglay hit out at the government for "reading" from Lashkar-e-Taiba's terror script in glorifying Hizbul militant Burhan Wani, who was killed by security forces in July last year.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 18:49 IST