Washington DC, October 2, 2019:
The United States on Tuesday stated that Pakistani militants might launch terror strikes in India post abrogation of Article 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir, reports News18.
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Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo Pacific Security Affairs, Randall Shriver, told a Washington audience, “I think many have concerns that Pakistan keep a lid on militant groups that might conduct cross-border activities as a result of the Kashmir decisions, and I don’t sense that China wants that kind of conflict or would support that.”
Shriver was responding to a question on China’s support to Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir after India nullified articles 370 and 35A of its the Constitution that gave special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir. Shriver said that China’s support to Pakistan is mostly “political .
Shriver further added, “We have talked about the relationship with China. They want a stable relationship with China, but there’s no doubt that there is growing concern and competition there as well. So I think on a range of issues to include Kashmir, China has leaned toward Pakistan.”
It is to be mentioned here that China has a long-standing relationship with Pakistan, and they have growing competition with India. It is believed that China tends to favour India’s rivals Pakistan due to the competition with India.
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