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Pak claim on J&K not relevant: Fernandes

June 07, 2003 20:49 IST

Defence Minister George Fernandes on Saturday said Pakistan's claim of Jammu and Kashmir being a disputed territory was 'not relevant'.

In an interview to NDTV television channel on Friday, Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid M Kasuri had stated that the entire territory of Jammu and Kashmir is 'disputed territory'. He was responding to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's statement on Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

Askedwhen talks with Pakistanwill resume, Fernandes said itwill take 'some time'. "One does not wish to rush through without preparations."

Onsuggestions that the Line of Controlcan be converted into a permanent border as a solution to the Kashmir issue, he said, "The whole of Jammu and Kashmir, including Pakistan occupied Kashmir is a part of India."

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