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Recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir ‘internal matter of India’: US Defence Secretary

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 August 2019, 07:52 PM
Recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir ‘internal matter of India’: US Defence Secretary
Recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir ‘internal matter of India’: US Defence Secretary

US Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper on Tuesday said the recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir are “internal matter of India”. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a telephonic conversation with his US counterpart during which he raised the issue of cross-border terrorism directed against India, officials said.

Singh also conveyed to Esper that issues relating to abrogation of provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution are internal matters of India.

"The US secretary of defence appreciated India's position that the recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir are internal matter of India. He hoped that any issue between India and Pakistan will be resolved bilaterally," one of the officials said. 

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First Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 07:29 PM
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