India’s unreciprocated ‘One China Policy’ needs to be reviewed, says EFSAS

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A European think-tank has said that New Delhi must review its `One China Policy’ after Beijing’s remark on India bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories.

“China’s acrid statement on the day of India’s bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) into two Union Territories (UT) begot an equally stinging retort from India. The shrill war of words between the two countries on the issue underscored the pitfalls of India’s acceptance of a ‘One China Policy’, as also the limitations that such acceptance places on India’s strategic outlook,” says European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) in its research paper.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang, commenting on the bifurcation, said, “The Indian government officially announced the establishment of so-called Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory and Ladakh Union Territory that included some of China’s territory into its administrative jurisdiction.

China deplores and firmly opposes that. India unilaterally changes its domestic laws and administrative divisions challenging China’s sovereignty. This is unlawful and void and this is not effective in any way and will not change the fact that the area is under Chinese actual control.”  Read More

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