Pakistan Foreign Minister SM Qureshi grills India over border tensions with neighboring countries

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Pakistan Foreign Minister SM Qureshi grills India over border tensions with neighboring countries

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah mehmood Qureshi grills India over border tensions with neighboring countries.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that the recent conflict between China and India was triggered by the latter's "illegal constructions" in Ladakh, *Radio Pakistan* reported link .

Qureshi said that while China wished to resolve issues through dialogue, it "cannot remain oblivious to India's illegal constructions" as he urged the world community to take notice of India's hostile policies.

The foreign minister, in a conversation with state broadcaster *Pakistan Television* (PTV), expressed concern over the construction of roads and airstrips by India in Ladakh, which is a disputed territory, adding that New Delhi's "aggressive policy against its neighbours is putting regional peace and stability at stake".

Qureshi pointed out that New Delhi had stripped link occupied Jammu and Kashmir of its special status last year, saying that the move showed India's intention of "changing the demographic composition of the territory".

He also claimed India had "used the land of Afghanistan against Pakistan".

In a separate statement, the foreign minister said: "The world should take notice of India's motives, where is it headed?

"Sometimes India has problems with Nepal, at other times, it (New Delhi) tries to disrupt the Afghan peace process.

"India tries to promote unrest in Balochistan and now it has done the same in Ladakh and is trying to blame China for it."