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India will not accept project that violates sovereignty: MEA on OBOR

India is of a firm belief that connectivity initiatives must be based on universally recognised international norms

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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today rejected reports alluding a possible cooperation with on Beijing's mega 'One Road' (OBOR) venture, asserting that no country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on and

Ministry of External Affairs also noted that India's position on OBOR/BRI was "clear and there is no change."

"The so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor' violates India's and No country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on and territorial integrity," Kumar said.

is of a firm belief that connectivity initiatives must be based on universally recognised international norms, good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality, and must be pursued in a manner that respects sovereignty and territorial integrity, the said.

His comments came in response to that may refrain from opposing BRI in a blanket fashion for the time being and limit its opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that violates India's sovereignty ahead of the SCO Summit, to be hosted by in June.

would be attending the summit along with leaders of other member countries.

First Published: Thu, April 05 2018. 22:26 IST
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