The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on July 16 said that India is in touch with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities regarding the investigation in Kerala gold smuggling case. "We are in the touch with UAE authorities regarding investigation in this matter," said the spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava, on being asked if the attache at UAE Consulate in connection with the case came to Delhi on Sunday and has now left the country? MEA also reacted on Pakistan allowing Afghanistan to send goods to India via Wagah border. "This is an example of Pakistan's creation of mirage of goodwill. Pakistan is seeking monopolistic transport practices. It is not allowing Afghan two-way transit rights,"
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on July 16 said that India has registered a protest with Pakistan against the construction of Diamer Basha Dam which will lead to submergence of large part of land of Indian UTs of J-K and Ladakh. "India strongly protested against construction of Diamer Basha Dam to Pakistan govt. It will lead to submergence of large part of land of Indian UTs of J-K and Ladakh. We condemn attempts by Pak to bring about material changes in Indian territories under its illegal occupation," said Anurag Srivastava, Spokesperson, MEA. "We have also consistently conveyed our protest and shared concerns with both China - Pakistan on all such projects in Indian territories under Pakistan's illegal occupation where it has no locus standi," Srivastava added.
Pakistan has provided second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav on July 16. According to Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, two consular officers of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad were provided unimpeded and uninterrupted consular access to Jadhav today at 3 pm in afternoon. However, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said. "We are yet to hear from our officials (who met Kulbhushan Jadhav today in Pakistan), once they submit the report we will be able to comment," said spokesperson of MEA, Anurag Srivastava.
Kulbhushan Jadhav's friend, Arvind Singh demanded unconditional consular access. While speaking to ANI, Arvind Singh said, "Last time what they did was insulting to his mother, father and wife and insulting to India as a whole. So we want that consular access should be unconditional. This time Pakistan has put forward a self-cooked statement that Bhushan ji has denied review petition. According to me no one will leave any opportunity to tap in options to protect oneself."
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