New Delhi: India slammed Pakistan on Tuesday following Imran Khan government’s new political map that included parts of Gujarat and Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir. India said Pakistan is obsessed with territorial aggrandisement. India also described it as “an exercise in political absurdity”.
Releasing its official “political map”, Pakistan included the princely states of Junagadh and Jammu & Kashmir, which was acceded to India when the subcontinent was partitioned in 1947. Pakistan however left the map open-ended in Ladakh, a part of which is under Chinese occupation. India and China are locked in a faceoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
New Delhi, while reacting sharply to Islamabad’s offensive, rubbished it as “so-called political map” of Pakistan released by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“These ridiculous assertions have neither legal validity nor international credibility. In fact, this new effort only confirms the reality of Pakistan’s obsession with territorial aggrandisement supported by cross-border terrorism,” said the government.
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