External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today said that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to India and “we expect to have physical jurisdiction over it one day”.
“PoK is part of India and we expect one day that we will have the jurisdiction, physical jurisdiction over it,” Jaishankar said at a press meet.
Jaishankar’s statement comes the same week, following the statements of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on PoK.
When asked if of the possibility of a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan at the UN General Assembly session in New York next week, Jaishankar said: “Just look at the climate of relations right now and that should give you the answer.”
Jaishankar further said Pakistan would remain a “unique challenge” until it “successfully” addressed cross-border terrorism and “becomes a normal neighbour”.
“Show me anywhere else in the world where a country conducts terrorism against its neighbour as part of its foreign policy. Pakistan is only talking but actually doing nothing on terrorism. Our position is normal and rational. Their behaviour is an aberration, the abnormality is there” the foreign minister added.