India objects to China Pakistan Economic Corridor, at Human Rights Council

issue was raised by India's Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Virander Paul.

Amid cross border incursions by the Chinese troops, India went ahead and raised concern over China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council.

India said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project ignores New Delhi’s core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The issue was raised by India’s Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Virander Paul.

Paul further said that progress in the Working Group is possible only if participating Member States demonstrate the necessary political will for seeking common ground with a result oriented approach.

He further apprised the Council about a reference in the report of the Working Group of an intervention by a member state which goes against the principles enshrined in UNGA Resolution 41/128.

He added that India shares the international community’s desire for enhancing physical connectivity and believes that it should bring greater economic benefits to all in an equitable and balanced manner.

But Paul added that no country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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