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Thursday , 23 November 2017
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India rejects China’s offer to mediate in Kashmir issue

A day after China offered to play a constructive role in resolving the Kashmir issue, the Indian government has clearly stated that it does not require any such help. The Indian government also said that it is open to talks directly with Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue. Responding to the offer made by China, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay said, “Our stand is absolutely clear. You are aware that the heart of the matter is cross-border terrorism emanating from a particular country that threatens peace and stability in the country, region, and the world. We are ready to have a dialogue with Pakistan on Kashmir under a bilateral framework.”

Experts supported the response provided by Indian government, as seeking third-party help would signify that the country has failed to resolve its internal problems. Moreover, a country like China can never be trusted, especially with so many points of contention between India and China. It may be recalled that China has been denying India entry to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) for a long time now. China has also blocked India’s efforts to declare JeM chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist in the UN.

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