New Delhi: Expressing strong objection to China's comments on the formation of the new Union Territory of Ladakh, India on Thursday asked China not to interfere in its internal affairs. India has said that our internal rights and sovereignty should be respected in the same way that New Delhi does not comment on the internal issues of any other country.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar has said that China continues to 'occupy a large part of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh' and that it has occupied Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) under the so-called 1963 Sino-Pakistan Boundary Agreement Indian areas have been illegally acquired from. He also reiterated India's concerns over the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, which have been building in the illegally occupied area since 1947 by Pakistan.
Ravish Kumar said, "We have seen the statement made by the spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of China regarding Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. China is well aware of the consistent and clear position of India on this issue." In fact, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Jeng Shung had said that the Indian government officially announced the establishment of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh, which included some area of China under its administrative jurisdiction.