Pakistan has no locus standi on Kashmir: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

PTI Leh | Updated on August 29, 2019

Rajnath Singh, Union Defence Minister

Says Pakistan should stop exporting terror to India

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Pakistan has no locus standi on Kashmir and no country is backing it on the “current issue.” This comes amid Islamabad’s efforts to internationalise the Centre’s move to abrogate provisions of Article 370.

Addressing a DRDO event here, Singh asked how can India talk to Pakistan when it keeps trying to destabilise India using terror.

India wants to have good neighbourly relationship with Pakistan, but it should first stop exporting terror to India, Singh said.

He asserted that Pakistan has no locus standi on Kashmir.

“I want to ask Pakistan, when had Kashmir belonged to it. Kashmir was always part of India. Pakistan should focus on addressing human rights violations and atrocities in Pakistan occupied Kashmir,” the Union Minister said.

He said United States (US) Defense Secretary Mark Esper during a telephonic conversation told him that abrogation of provisions of Article 370 was an internal matter of India.

“No country is with Pakistan on the current issue,” Singh added.

Published on August 29, 2019

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