Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said Pakistan has no locus standi on Kashmir and no country is backing it on the current issue.
Speaking at a DRDO event, he wanted to know how can India talk to Pakistan when it keeps trying to destabilise India using terror. “India wants to have good neighbourly relationship with Pakistan, but it should first stop exporting terror to India,” the Minister said.
Asserting that Pakistan has no locus standi on Kashmir, he added: “I want to ask Pakistan, when had Kashmir belonged to it. Kashmir was always part of India.”
Pakistan should focus on addressing human rights violations and atrocities in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, according to Rajnath Singh.
The Union Minister said US Defense Secretary Mark Esper during a telephonic conversation told him that abrogation of provisions of Article 370 was an internal matter of India.