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China, India: Foreign Ministers Discuss Situation in Kashmir

1 MIN READAug 13, 2019 | 17:48 GMT

What Happened: Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi have discussed recent developments in Kashmir, The Hindu reported Aug. 12. Jaishankar told his Chinese counterpart that India's recent moves didn't amount to New Delhi expanding its territorial claims in the region.

Why It Matters: Both India and Pakistan have been seeking diplomatic support from China after New Delhi's decision on Aug. 5 to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special autonomous status and split the state into two territories.

Background: India's decision to end Jammu and Kashmir's autonomous status threatens to further derail relations with Pakistan, particularly if New Delhi's move precipitates renewed insurgent attacks in the region.

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