India concerned over China's relationship with Pak : Rao

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New York, Feb 13 (ANI): Expressing New Delhi's concerns over Beijing's relationship with Islamabad, Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao underlined that China needs to be more sensitive in its dealings with Pakistan.

During her talk at The New School in New York, Rao said that India was not against Pakistan's relationship with other countries, but New Delhi had some genuine concerns about some aspects of the relationship between Beijing and Islamabad.

Commenting on China's support for Pakistan nuclear ambitions, she said India was "seeking more clarity and transparency" and "welcomed an open discussion".

"New Delhi took strong exception of China's policy to issue stapled visas to residents of Jammu and Kashmir and its presence in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir," said Rao.

"The relationship between India and China would be stronger when China shows more sensitivity on issues that impinge on our sovereignty and territorial integrity," she added.

Asserting that the two sides are working to resolve the boundary dispute, the visiting dignitary said: "The current talks were a serious attempt to arrive at a fair and mutually acceptable statements for both side."

Nirupama Rao further said: "China is not expressing itself openly in terms of India's candidacy."

She, however, added that Beijing would block India from getting a seat when the matter came to a vote. (ANI)

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