India gets a snub from China over Occupied Kashmir conflict

India gets a snub from China over Occupied Kashmir conflict

NEW DELHI - A release by the Ministry of External Affairs of India on India and China Foreign Ministers Jaishankar-Wang meet said it was India 's "internal matter" to remove the special status for erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir "aimed at promoting better governance and socio-economic development".

The release further said, "There was no implication for either the external boundaries of India or the LAC with China . India was not raising any additional territorial claims. The Chinese concerns in this regard were therefore misplaced"

Line of Actual Control or LAC is the demarcation line between India in the union territory of Ladakh and China-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The Chinese Foreign Minister had raised the issue publicly at media forum, saying, "There are some differences between our two countries, we don't shy away from those differences.

We exchanged view on those matters in a candid manner. Regarding recent tensions between India and Pakistan, we made clear concerns and issues regarding China 's sovereignty, we stated China 's principled position."

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