India to handle Kashmir dispute carefully, says China
Beijing, MTT News Desk: China has said that if the Kashmir dispute is not handled carefully by India, it may have negative impact on Beijing’s bilateral relations with India. However, it said that China had no intentions to meddle in the dispute.
The statement was given by the Spokesman and the DG of the Information Department of Ministry of Defence, Senior Col Geng Yansheng, while talking to a group of visiting journalists from India.
Maintaining that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan, China has also expressed the hope that the two countries will be able to resolve the issue bilaterally and peacefully.
“Our stand is clear. Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed area between India and Pakistan. It is a sensitive issue. China is handling this sensitive issue carefully to avoid any misunderstanding.”
It was in this context that Beijing refused permission to General Officer in Command of the Udhampur based Northern Command of Lt Gen B S Jaswal to visit China in August 2010, which triggered a major diplomatic row between India and China.
Sr Col Yansheng said, India and China are two major emerging powers in the world and it is in their benefit to work together for the promotion of peace and tranquillity in the world.