China in touch with India, Pak to bring down tensions
Following India’s claim that it launched “surgical strikes” on the terrorist launch pads in Pakistani Kashmir on Thursday, China has said that Beijing was in touch with both New Delhi and Islamabad through “various channels” to bring down tensions, asking them to properly deal with their differences and work jointly to maintain peace and security in the region..
Responding to a question during the daily briefing, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson here said: “We hope that they (India and Pakistan) can carry out dialogues to properly resolve disputes and maintain regional peace and security.”
The statement comes after tensions between Pakistan and India escalated after India announced that it has carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control, which divides Jammu and Kashmir between the two countries.
“China is friendly neighbour to India and Pakistan. China hopes that both the countries could properly deal with their differences dialogue and consultant and improve their bilateral relationship, strengthen cooperation in different fields and work jointly for regional peace and development and stability,” the spokesman said.
Asked about the Kashmir issue, the spokesperson said: “China has been following the Kashmir situation and takes seriously Pakistan’s position on Kashmir.”
“China believes that the Kashmir issue is a left-over from history which shall be resolved by relevant parties through dialogue and consultation.”