Explained: Why Gilgit-Baltistan crucial for India? What is its history?

India's northward journey of development will be complete after reaching Gilgit and Baltistan, said Rajnath Singh. Let's know what the Gilgit-Baltistan issue is and how does it affect India

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BS Web Team New Delhi
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that India's northward journey of development will be complete after reaching Gilgit and Baltistan, which are parts of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). Singh was referring to a 1994 resolution, passed in the Parliament on getting back the territories.

Singh was addressing the Shaurya Diwas function in Srinagar to mark the anniversary of India's first military victory after Independence. In his address, Singh also mentioned how Pakistan is still committing atrocities against people in occupied Kashmir and that the neighbouring country will have to bear its consequences as well.

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First Published: Oct 28 2022 | 8:54 PM IST

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