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Construction of CPEC illegal: MEA

India’s objection to the construction of CPEC is due to the fact that a key portion of the project takes place in Pakistan- occupied Kashmir, a highly disputed area.

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The MEA released a statement on July 26 saying “India firmly and consistently opposes projects in the so-called CPEC, which are in Indian Territory that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan. It went on to call the venture inherently “illegal, illegitimate and unacceptable” and promised that India will treat the matter accordingly.

This statement was released in response to China and Pakistan welcoming any third country to join the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for "mutual beneficial cooperation".

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