Territorial integrity of India is non-negotiable: MEA on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's statement

The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday reacted strongly to comments made on Kashmir by Pakistan's Bhutto family scion — Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and asserted that terrirotial intergrity of India was non-negotiable.

Updated: Sep 20, 2014, 18:28 PM IST
Territorial integrity of India is non-negotiable: MEA on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's statement

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday reacted strongly to comments made on Kashmir by Pakistan's Bhutto family scion — Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and asserted that terrirotial intergrity of India was non-negotiable.

Responding to a statement by Zardari that his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would 'get back entire Kashmir from India', Syed Akbaruddin, Official Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs, said, "The integrity and unity of India is non-negotiable and that counts for anyone."

He said the comment was "far from reality which takes us back into the past century".

The MEA also reiterated India's amicable stance towards its neighbours, but added, "We are in the process of looking forward, but it doesn’t mean our border will be changed."

The MEA issued the strong-worded reaction after Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 'Gen-Next' politician of Pakistan, said that his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would get back entire Kashmir from India.

Bilawal, in his 20s, was addressing workers of his party workers in Multan region in Punjab on Friday.

"I will take back Kashmir, all of it, and I will not leave behind a single inch of it because, like the other provinces, it belongs to Pakistan," he said.

Bilawal has announced plans to contest next General Elections in 2018.