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By K.N. Pandita

State Finance Minister says Chinese penetration in Gilgit-Baltistan is New Delhi’s concern and he would not therefore comment on it. This is the official line of the Omar Abdullah-led government. Strangely, we do not know whether this is also the reaction of its major ally Congress. We are aware of New Delhi’s reaction to the rumoured lease of Gilgit-Baltistan region by Pakistan to China for 30 years. It is an issue of national concern and India has already conveyed to Pakistan its displeasure and indicated that it is a security concern with the government of India. The entire nation knows New Delhi’s stand. But the Finance Minister speaking on behalf of the State Government feigns ignorance about it and dismisses a matter of great national concern in a cursory manner not expected of a responsible minister.   Continue Reading…