Wednesday 18 September 2019, 11:56 AM
US welcomes Kartarpur corridor construction
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 7/17/2019 6:52:38 PM
US welcomes Kartarpur corridor construction

New Delhi/Washington: The US has welcomed the construction of the Kartarpur corridor to link two Sikh shrines across the border between India and Pakistan, saying it supports anything that increases people-to-people ties between the two countries.

US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, responding to a question on the corridor that is set to open in November for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, said "That was certainly a good news report, wasn't it?

"We encourage it. Anything that increases people-to-people ties between India and Pakistan is something that we're incredibly supportive of," she added.Both countries are pushing ahead with construction of the corridor that will allow Sikh pilgrims to travel from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district in India's Punjab to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur. The Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur is where Guru Nank Dev spent his final days, and is highly revered by Sikhs.

India is building a four-lane highway to the Pakistan border and a state-of-the-art passenger terminal for the pilgrims. The two sides held the second round of talks on July 14.Pakistan on Sunday agreed in principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara for Indian passport holders and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cardholders.





भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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