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New Delhi: Smuggling of arms to militants of India’s northeast states, boosting security ties, and regional stability are expected to be the key focus when Home minister Rajnath Singh visits China.

“I am looking forward to my visit to China. Hope it would help in deepening of mutual understanding and trust. During my China visit I intend to further strengthen the tradition of mutual learning and better understanding from each other,” said, Rajnath Singh.

Singh will be on a five-day official visit to China beginning on November 19.

His itinerary includes a visit to the China’s financial hub Shanghai, where he will hold talks with top Chinese officials.

Rajnath Singh is the first Home Minister of India to visit China in about a decade. Shivraj Patil was the last Home Minister who visited China in 2005.

Singh’s visit is aimed at bolstering the bilateral ties besides increasing security cooperation between the two nation. the visit is also expected to ease the tension emanation out of the reports claiming Sino infiltration in Arunachal Pradesh.

With China facing serious militancy concerns in Xinjiang region and India reeling from cross-border terrorism, the visit is being considered as both strategic and diplomatic.

Notably, Gen Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), recently visited India and Pakistan this week, also the first tour by China’s highest ranking military official to both the countries in a decade.

China for its part pressed a huge number of security forces to crackdown on al-Qaeda-linked East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) militants in Xinjiang who had bases in Pakistan’s tribal areas.

India too faces the constant threat of cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan across the Line of Control.

Besides issues relating to terrorism, Singh’s talks are expected to crystallise security cooperation between the two countries including a more effective crackdown by China in limiting arms supplies to militant groups in Northeaster states.

The lessons in combating terrorism by the forces of the two countries have formed an integral part of five rounds of the annual Sino-Indian joint military exercises.

(With inputs from various sources)

 

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Won’t mind crossing border to protect Kashmir: Rajnath

On the issue of terrorism, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succeeded in getting global consensus and managed to bring the international community on board

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Mr. Singh mentioned the Indian brotherhood between Hindus and Muslims in India and mentioned strict action against Pakistan terror aids to India in his Kashmir speech
Rajnath Singh went harsh on Pakistan in his Kashmir speech
  • Union minister Rajnath Singh said that Kashmir is India’s
  • He said he’ll cross borders if he has to
  • He also praised Indian army for their services towards the nation

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said no power in the world can take Kashmir away from India and if need be forced can cross the border to protect the country’s territorial integrity.

“Kashmir is, was and will be ours always. No one can take it from us,” Rajnath Singh said, addressing the CNN News18 Rising India Summit.

Rajnath praises indian army for its services.

He praised the Indian Army for its valour to secure the country and warned Pakistan, saying “we not only secure India within but can also cross the border to protect the country, if needed. No one should take it otherwise.”

He said India wanted good ties with Pakistan, provided it stopped aiding terrorists.

“Now the US is condemning Pakistan. I don’t know what happened to Pakistan. We want good relations with Pakistan but it has refused to accept our offer of friendship.

“Pakistan is giving legitimacy to UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed who is establishing a political party there and wants to contest in elections.”

The Minister said the government was keen on finding a permanent solution to the Kashmir problem and was open to speak to anyone.

To resolve the Kashmir issue, Rajnath Singh said, the government-appointed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma, a former Intelligence Bureau chief, is moving forward and has invited people from all sections for talks.

Kashmir is ours and ours only, says Rajnath. delhinewsagency.com

He said Kashmir’s children were like his own and would not allow anyone brainwash them into radicalisation.

“I want to tell those who are trying to teach jihad to innocent Kashmiri youths that they should first learn the real concept of jihad in Islam.”

The Minister said he had personally asked Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to ignore cases filed against the first-time stone-pelters.

Earlier in 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir government withdrew cases registered against 9,730 people involved in stone-pelting incidents, including first-time offenders.

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“We have forgiven first-time stone-pelters. They might have been influenced by others. They are young. We need to give them a second chance,” he said.

The Home Minister said the government never differentiated between the children in Kashmir and those in the other parts of the country.

On the issue of terrorism, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succeeded in getting global consensus and managed to bring the international community on board. Rajnath Singh also highlighted the government’s efforts in dealing with Maoists.

Anything to protect Kashmir: Home minister, Rajnath.

“The battle against Naxals can’t be won through bullets. We are taking several developmental initiatives in this direction. We are trying to reach those areas which have remained unreachable since independence.

“Naxalism was a huge problem for India but in the last four years we have now achieved major success in that space.”