Addressing the 100-day press conference of the Ministry of External Affairs, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said: “We did not have a skirmish, I want to be very clear I think there was what we call a face-off. It was resolved.”
This is the first time in recent years that an External Affairs Minister has spoken of taking physical possession of PoK — and this goes much beyond the 1994 Parliament resolution on Jammu and Kashmir.
"We recognise the unique challenge from one neighbour. Until the issue of cross-border terrorism is addressed successfully, until the neighbour becomes a normal neighbour, it will continue to remain a challenge," Jaishankar said.
The two countries signed the treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in criminal matters. The treaty aims to enhance effectiveness of both the countries in investigation and prosecution of crime, through cooperation and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.
Pakistan has been raking the international community over the modification in Article 370 which scraps the special status provided to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and reduces it into a union territory. India has maintained it is its internal matter.
Sources said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, during his visit to Dhaka, had said that it was India’s internal matter. Jaishankar’s remarks came after he held talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart, A K Abdul Momen, earlier this month.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a three-day visit to India, and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday held a joint press briefing, touching upon a wide range of issues, including bilateral trade.
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Clearing the air over reports of suspension of the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary and both have agreed to reschedule the talks in the near future. Swarup further added that India welcomed Pakistan’s move to order an investigation into the Pathankot terror attack.