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Press Release on the G-8 statement on Jammu & Kashmir

June 20, 1999
New Delhi

We welcome the statement issued by the G-8 countries, calling on Pakistan to undo its armed intrusion and fully respect the Line of Control. We expect that Pakistan will heed this call and act to immediately put an end to its irresponsible conduct and fully restore the status quo ante on the Line of Control. Until that happens the action of our armed forces will continue.

Pakistan must abide by the Lahore Declaration which includes a commitment to the Simla Agreement, and also reaffirm its complete respect for the sanctity of the Line of Control, without reservations. On our part, we remain committed to the Lahore process and the resumption of the composite dialogue with Pakistan.