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After India received World Bank's green light to construct dams on the Indus river, Pakistan has also decided to start up the constructing of six dams on the Indus River in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir with China's assistance, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh, On Thursday said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
The government has issued demarches to both Islamabad and Beijing over the constructions stating that it is in violation of India's sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Rajya Sabha was informed.
"India has a clear and consistent position that these territories are illegally occupied by Pakistan and that any collaborative activity there is in violation of India's sovereignty and territorial integrity," VK Singh said.
Pak constructing six dams on Indus river in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir with assistance committed to those projects by China: MoS MEA VK Singh— ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2017
"Accordingly, we have made demarches to both Pakistan and China conveying the position. The government will continue to maintain this position," Singh added.