External Affiars Minister S Jaishankar while briefing the media on 100 days of Modi 2.0 government said that he will meet the Foreign Minister of Pakistan on the sidelines of the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly). However, PM Narendra Modi will not meet Pakistan PM Imran Khan at that time. "I meet the Pakistani Foreign Minister on the sidelines of UNGA," EAM S Jaishankar said. As per sources, the Foreign Ministers from both the nations are likely to discuss the issues related to PoK.
EAM S Jaishankar on Tuesday spoke at length on a number of issues including Pakistan and India's move to abrogate Article 370. "With regard to Pakistan, the issue is not Article 370 but Pakistan’s terrorists. We must make the world realise.I always ask other people show me anywhere else in the world where any country conducts terrorism openly against its neighbour as part of what it considers its foreign policy... PoK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) is a part of India and we expect one day we will have physical jurisdiction over it," he said.
"My position has been clear since 1972 and it will not change. At the end of the day it is my issue and it will prevail," the EAM said. He also spoke about India's stand on Kashmir and how India will respond to those questioning its move to revoke Article 370. Speaking with respect to US lawmakers questioning the integration of Kashmir, he said that would put forth questions to them they can understand through their own perceptions, "Would you be impassive if Affirmative Action was not impelemented, if gender justice was not delivered or law of the country was not be applied to one part of the country. And if all that you still have a point of view we will talk to you."
"India-US relations have come a long way. Look at the political comfort. I reassure you the relationship is in good health. As the relationship grows there will be issues. Trade problems are normal," the EAM said.