China-Pakistan Economic Corridor 'unacceptable', Modi tells China

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj says Modi raised concerns regarding project during recent visit to Beijing

Web Desk June 01, 2015

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi "very strongly" raised the issue regarding China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his recent visit to Beijing, and termed the project "unacceptable".

"Prime minster during his visit took up the issue very firmly and spoke very strongly that the CPEC going through PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) is unacceptable," Swaraj said at a press conference.

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Further, Swaraj communicated Modi's concerns regarding the $46 billion project, and said that the Indian government had summoned a Chinese envoy to apprise over the corridor that is to run through Pakistani Kashmir.

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The external affairs minister added that an Indian envoy in Beijing had also raised the same issue.

During Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Pakistan in April, the 3,000 kilometre-long CPEC was announced.

This article originally appeared on Zee News


Sk mehar | 8 years ago | Reply @SEAsian: Very funny. Pakistan is a nuclear state and the project is being to be constructed in baochistan. Why the Indian govt have envoy for this. What about USA India civil nuclear technology MOU. Be careful COAS raheel Sharif and military establishment know the strategic importance of economic corridor. Kashmir issue should be resolved in light of UN resolution.
M.bashir | 8 years ago | Reply India is giving financial aid to Baluchi people sitting in England, they ultimately help baluchiies to do harm Pakistan. Pakistan should stop business with India for one month,not to do business alternate month.. Must punish India . We love India, Indians also love Pakistan But just Indian govt is harming us .
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