India opposes move to change Gilgit-Baltistan legal status


India on Thursday voiced strong opposition to Pakistan’s reported move to declare Gilgit (Pakistan) as that country’s fifth province.

“We have said that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir has been and will remain a part of India,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a question at a media briefing here.

“Any attempt by Pakistan to change the legal status has no basis whatsoever,” Kumar said.

“We call upon Pakistan to vacate all occupied territories.” Read More

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