Says Kashmir issue can only be solved bilaterally between India and Pakistan.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday denied claims of United States President Donald Trump that India had signed the Paris Climate Accord for monetary benefits.
Addressing a press conference on key achievements and initiatives of the ministry in the three years of the Narendra Modi government, she said India-US relations are on the path of progress under Trump administration as it was during Barack Obama’s time. She emphasised that India wanted to resolve all issues with Pakistan, but talks and terror do not go together. On Kashmir, she said the issue is not as easily solvable like taking it to the International Court of Justice. “It can only be solved bilaterally,” she said.
She said the government opposed the Chinese One Belt, One Road project as it posed a danger to the country’s sovereignty. Swaraj said India plans to raise air border violations by Chinese choppers in Chameli district with Beijing.
She said India has urged its closest supporters to talk with China for Beijing’s support to India’s bid for membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
She said more than 80,000 people stranded abroad were brought back over the last three years of the Modi government.
On foreign direct investment, she said it has increased by 37.5% over the last three years.