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India’s aggressive posture will destroy regional peace: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said India’s Hindutva agenda and intransigence will destroy peace and security in the region.
In a statement, the foreign minister said China made utmost efforts to resolve the border issue peacefully, but India continued construction in the disputed territory, rejecting China’s concerns.
The minister said India’s intransigence led to a brief altercation on May 9 which turned into a bloody clash. He said the killing of over 20 Indian troops is an unusual incident that occurred due to the Hindutva philosophy of the Indian government.
He said China has a principled stance and the 3500-kilometre border area along Tibet and Ladakh is a disputed territory between China and India, adding that if India thinks that it will be able to occupy it, this will not be acceptable for China.
Qureshi said Pakistan rejected India’s unilateral steps on August 5 last year in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and China has also raised objections over them.
He said Pakistan is a peace-loving country and desires peace in the region which can be seen by its role in the Afghan peace process.
He said if India believes that its aggressive posture will influence anyone, it is mistaken. He said Pakistan offered to resolve all issues with India through dialogue but received no response.
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