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Kashmir: Diplomatic Service

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14244, tabled on 15 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 March (HL13631), what assessment the British High Commission made of the diplomatic visit to Indian-administered Kashmir organised by the government of India in the week commencing 15 February.

Answered on

29 March 2021

According to a statement on the Government of India's Ministry of External Affairs website, the itinerary for the two-day trip covered Srinagar, Budgam and Jammu. Participants met some local representatives, civil society groups and residents of India-administered Kashmir, and received a briefing on the local security situation. The UK did not participate in this visit. We continue to work closely with the Indian authorities to identify the best opportunity for British High Commission representatives to visit Kashmir.