India on Wednesday (1 November) expressed strong opposition to China and Pakistan over the proposed bus service passing through the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, The New Indian Express has reported.
As per reports the bus service will ply on the route between Lahore in Pakistan and Kashgar in China on 13 November.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has announced that the ‘so-called China-Pakistan ‘Boundary Agreement' of 1963 is illegal and invalid, and has never been recognised by the Government of India”.
While responding to media queries regarding the proposed bus service the MEA spokesperson added, “Therefore, any such bus service through Pakistan Occupied Jammu & Kashmir will be a violation of India's sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
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