During the Seoul Defense Dialogue, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh urged the government of South Korea to not give any financial or infrastructural support to companies investing in Pakistan- Controlled-Kashmir.
In his meeting with the South Korean Prime Minister, Rajnath Singh conveyed India’s concerns with foreign companies investing in Pakistan-Controlled-Kashmir. Singh also stated that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is in direct violation of India’s sovereignty.
South Korea Assures To Cater To India’s Concerns
The South Korean authorities have reportedly assured India that they will not extend any governmental support to any companies operating in Pakistan-Controlled-Kashmir. South Korea further conveyed to India that the benefits of subsidies and in taxation provided by the government will not be applicable to the companies which are operating in the disputed region.
The Indian defense minister also apprised South Korean authorities about the rationale behind the abrogation of Article 370 pertaining to Kashmir and explained the road map for the economic welfare of the region.
Singh also put forth India’s stance on Kashmir and explained to Japan and South Korea that Pakistan has no locus-standi on Kashmir as for J&K is an internal matter for India.
Tensions between India and Pakistan have been mounting perpetually ever since the government of India declared the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the state. There have been speculations of heavy infiltration by militants from Pakistan-Controlled-Kashmir under the monitoring of the Pakistan army.
Ministers from Imran Khan government have even gone about publicly endorsing the use of nuclear weapons against India.