Chinese Participation In PoK Projects Illegal: India

28 October 2009

Bangalore: India today made clear its opposition to China's participation in projects in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, saying it treats any such activity as 'illegal'. External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said India has also taken up with China the matter relating to issuance of visas to Kashmiris on loose sheets instead of passports and asked it to apply uniform visa norm for all Indian nationals. 'Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. Any activity by any country in Jammu and Kashmir is illegal and this has been made known to all concerned,' Krishna told reporters here in response to a question about Chinese participation in developmental projects in PoK. China is assisting Pakistan in building a mega power project and construction of a highway in Karakoram range in PoK.