India has received the most complete support from the United States on the issue of Kashmir: Harsh Vardhan Shringla
WASHINGTON: After noting that India has received the most complete support from the United States in Kashmir, the Indian ambassador to the United States, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, said that New Delhi is happy that the Trump administration has taken a very comprehensive view on the issue .
Shringla made the comments during a program to celebrate Diwali at his residence on Friday.
The event was attended by eminent American Indians, several senior members of the Trump administration and members of the diplomatic corps.
We are very happy to have that understanding and support of our friends in the United States Administration, Shringla said.
“This is the new paradigm, which had never been tried before. This brave and brave step has never been tried before. We are very happy to see and I must say that we have received the most support, apart from our friends and particularly from the United States, Shringla said of India's decision to revoke the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.
It refers to constitutional amendments in India. It is an internal matter and intends to make a change for the better, he said, adding that it will contribute not only to economic prosperity but also to the security of the region.
The United States Administration has had a very comprehensive view of the issue, he said.
The United States had said last month that the responsibility for peace talks in Indo-Pak rests with Islamabad by taking sustained and irreversible actions against terrorist groups.
Reacting sharply to the Indian movement to repeal Jammu and Kashmir to align it with the rest of the country, Pakistan degraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi and expelled the Indian envoy.
“We have also always enjoyed bipartisan support in Congress. We are very proud of the fact that our relationship is based on bipartisan support, Shringla said in referring to the presence of the leader of the majority of the House Steny Hoyer , who represented the Democratic Party at the Howdy Modi event in Houston in September.
More than 50,000 American Indians attended the mega event led jointly by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the president of the United States, Donald Trump.
Shringla also referred to the presence of the president of the Chamber Nancy Pelosi at an event at the Library of Congress of the United States to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi .
“We would like to preserve that bipartisan spirit. We would like to see all members of Congress understand and appreciate the compulsions under which we are operating; I appreciate the efforts of the government and the people of India to make a positive change in Jammu and Kashmir to understand that the changes that have taken place enjoy the support of the vast majority of the people of India, he said.
The envoy hoped that US lawmakers will also understand and reconcile with the fact that these changes are irreversible, these changes are for the better and these changes would be very important as we move forward, even for relations between our two countries, Shringla said.
Jammu and Kashmir made the transition to a union territory of a state on October 31 in accordance with the government's announcement to withdraw the special state from the state under Article 370 and fork it into union territories.
Referring to the new political map of India with these two Union territories, Shringla said: I am happy to tell you that today, if you look at the map of India for the first time, you will see a united and unified map.
Addressing the American Indians on the occasion, he said, that they, as important representatives of the community, would no doubt carry this message wherever they go.