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China-Pak ties: 'Some aspects of concern to India'

delhi Updated: Dec 07, 2011 23:21 IST
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Certain aspects of China-Pakistan relations, including nuclear cooperation activities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, are of concern to India and a constant watch is kept on all developments that have a bearing on national security, the government said on Wednesday.

"These include matters relating to Sino-Pak nuclear cooperation activities in PoK and other matters of security concern. Government keeps a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on national security and takes all necessary measures to safeguard it," Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

To another question, she said telephone hotline between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao is being operationalised and that with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has been established.

"The telephone hotline (between Prime Ministers of India and China) is in an advanced stage of being operationalised. India and China have maintained a healthy momentum of high-level exchanges," she said.

In a reply, Kaur said discussions were continuing on a draft for nuclear cooperation with Japan.

"An inter-governmental agreement between India and Japan will enable Japanese companies to participate in India's nuclear programme, directly or by way of supplying material and equipment to other vendors building nuclear reactors in India," she said.

On whether Australia has agreed to sell uranium to India, she said there have been press reports in this regard.