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India's position on resolving matters with Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said its position on bilaterally resolving all matters with including the Kashmir issue had not changed, in what was a virtual snub to which had offered to mediate in the long-pending Indo- Pak issue.

In a reference to ties between and Pakistan, an External Affairs ministry spokesperson said the central issue between the two countries was "cross-border perpetrated on India".

was impacting peace and stability in the entire region, the spokesperson added.

India's position on addressing all issues including Kashmir with in a bilateral framework had not changed, the spokesperson told reporters here when asked to comment on expressing its willingness to play a "constructive role" over Kashmir.

On the standoff between the armies of and in the Dokalam area, he said diplomatic channels would continue to be used for a resolution.

Asked about China's comment that there was no "bilateral meeting" between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the MEA spokesperson said, "There was a conversation between them. There was a range of issues that was the subject matter of the conversation.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 17:28 IST