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China can t remain oblivious to India s illegal constructions in Ladakh: FM Qureshi

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. 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 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 . Earlier this month, Indian media had reported that several Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in a border face-off at Naku La in North Sikkim. “Incident of face-off took place between the troops and, as a result of aggressive behaviour, minor injuries took place on both sides. Troops disengaged after dialogue and interaction at the local level,” The Hindu quoted army sources as saying. Temporary and brief face-offs occur as boundaries are not resolved, sources said, and troops resolve such issues mutually as per established protocols, the paper said. “Such an incident occurred after a long time,” sources added. Interviews with former Indian military officials and diplomats suggest the trigger for the flare-up is India’s construction of roads and air strips. The Indian foreign ministry has not commented on this. Currently, soldiers from both sides are camped out in the Galwan Valley in the high-altitude Ladakh region, accusing each other of trespassing over the disputed border, the trigger of a brief but bloody war in 1962. About 80 to 100 tents have sprung up on the Chinese side and about 60 on the Indian side where soldiers are billeted, Indian officials briefed on the matter in New Delhi and in Ladakh’s capital, Leh, said. Both were digging defences and Chinese trucks have been moving equipment into the area, the officials said, raising concerns of a long faceoff.


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