External Affairs Ministry condemned US Representative Ilhan Omar’s visit to a part of the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir that is currently illegally occupied by Pakistan.
While briefing media in New Delhi yesterday, External Affairs Ministry’s Spokesman Arindam Bagchi said, if such a politician wishes to practice her narrow-minded politics at home, that may be her business, but violating India’s territorial integrity and sovereignty in its pursuit makes it ours.
Mr. Bagchi also informed that approval has been conveyed to Japan for picking up humanitarian supplies for Ukraine and its neighbouring countries from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) depot in Mumbai using commercial aircraft. Japan had earlier requested permission to land in Mumbai to pick up the humanitarian supplies.
He said, India had also processed and approved as per the established norms, a request for overflight clearance for Japanese SDF aircraft carrying humanitarian cargo for Ukraine.