Pakistan snubbed again! Russia reacts on Kashmir issue

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Pakistan snubbed again! Russia reacts on Kashmir issue
Pakistan snubbed again! Russia reacts on Kashmir issue

New Delhi : In yet another snub for Pakistan, Russia on Wednesday backed India and said it is an internal matter and must be resolved bilaterally.

Pakistan has been trying all possible ways to make the Kashmir issue international, after India scrapped Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

“This is the sovereign decision of Indian government, it’s an internal matter of India. All issues existing between India & Pakistan should be resolved through dialogue on the basis of Shimla agreement & Lahore declaration,” Nikolay Kudashev, Russian envoy to India said.

Roman Babushkin, deputy chief of Russian embassy in India said that his country has no role to play in the issue. “During the closed-door event at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), we reiterated that Kashmir is an internal issue of India.”

France, UK, Russia, the US -- four of the five permanent members of the UN security council -- have endorsed India’s line while China has sided with its all-weather ally Pakistan.

Meanwhile, there are reports that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is now considering option to completely seal air space for India. He also hinted of going into a nuclear war with the neighbouring nation.