CPEC violates India's sovereignty so we oppose it: Indian Ambassador

CPEC violates India's sovereignty so we oppose it: Indian Ambassador
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BEIJING - link linkIndia link 's Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale who was earlier Abassador in Islamabad has spoken of link linkIndia link 's strong reservations about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is a part of China's multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

"When we talk about development projects or connectivity projects, they must be transparent, fair and equal.

There are certain internationally accepted norms for such projects," he said, in an apparent reference to the criticism that the BRI projects lack transparency.

"If a project meets those norms, we will be happy to take part in it.

One of the norms is the project should not violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a country.

Unfortunately, there is this thing called link link linkCPEC link , which is called a flagship project of BRI, violates link linkIndia link 's sovereignty and territory integrity.

Therefore, we oppose it," he said.

The link link linkCPEC link traverses through the Azad Kashmir.

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