India opposes move to change Gilgit-Baltistan legal status
New Delhi, Dec 6 : India on Thursday voiced strong opposition to Pakistan's reported move to declare Gilgit (Pakistan) as that country's fifth province.
Any attempt by Pakistan to change the legal status has no basis whatsoever, Kumar said.
We call upon Pakistan to vacate all occupied territories.
Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of Jammu and Kashmir, but Pakistan illegally occupied it after Partition in 1947.
Islamabad later divided the region into two parts - Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
According to reports, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a proposal to alter the region's status to that of an interim province in principle.