‘We Do Not Welcome China’s Comments On Kashmir’: India Talks Tough Ahead Of Upcoming Modi-Xi SummitPrime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping (Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In less than forty-eight hours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping will meet in Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram, and New Delhi has categorically stated, it did not welcome comments on its internal matters pertaining to Jammu & Kashmir by China.

This sharp rebuke was in response to a reference to "relevant" UN resolutions after Chinese President Xi Jinping's meeting with Pakistani PM Imran Khan, reports Times Of India.

On Tuesday (8 October) Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang had said “We call on India and Pakistan to engage in dialogue and consultation on all issues, including the Kashmir issue, and consolidate mutual trust. This is in line with the interest of both countries and the common aspiration of the world.”

In response to the comment made by Chinese foreign ministry on 8 October, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "India's position has been consistent and clear that Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India. China is well aware of our position. It is not for other countries to comment on the internal affairs of India."

The MEA spokesperson further said, "We have seen the report regarding the meeting of Chinese President Xi Jinping with Pakistan's PM Imran Khan which also refers to their discussions on Kashmir."

However, China and India have mutually agreed to leave Kashmir out of discussions when President Xi lands in India for the forthcoming summit.

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