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India has asked China to stop construction in PoK: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has conveyed its concern to over Chinese construction activities in Occupied (PoK) and has asked them to stop it, the was informed today.

In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha,

V K Singh, in the External Affairs Ministry, said India's consistent and principled position has been that the entire state of and is an integral part of

He asserted that was in illegal and forcible occupation of a part of the Indian state of and

"Government is aware of Chinese construction activities in The government has conveyed to the Chinese side, including at the highest level, its concern over these activities, which we see as violating our sovereignty and territorial integrity. We have asked the Chinese side to cease these activities," said.

In response to another question on 'Pakistan-promoted propaganda' on to mislead the people of Kashmir, the MoS said the government consistently monitors the situation and takes all possible measures to maintain law and order and safeguard national interest and security.

He said during an informal summit between and Chinese in on April 27-28 this year, the two leaders discussed the possibility of cooperation between India, and

"Both sides agreed to undertake capacity building programme for Afghan diplomats in and later this year," added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 19:15 IST
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