In a strong rebuttal, India on Tuesday hit back at China and Pakistan for their reference to Jammu and Kashmir in the joint statement issued at the conclusion of Chinese Foreign Minister, Mr. Wang Yi's two-day visit to Islamabad. 'Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India,' said the Ministry of External Affairs.
'We reject the reference to Jammu and Kashmir in the joint statement issued by China and Pakistan after the recent visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister. Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India,' External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Mr. Raveesh Kumar said while addressing a press conference.
The MEA expressed concerns over the 'China Pakistan Economic Corridor' project.
'On the other hand, India has consistently expressed concerns to both China and Pakistan on the projects in so-called 'China Pakistan Economic Corridor', which is in the territory of India that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan since 1947.'
He added that the parties concerned should cease such actions.
'India is resolutely opposed to any actions by other countries to change the status quo in Pakistan-occupied J&K. We call on the parties concerned to cease such actions,' Mr. Kumar said.