India critisises Pakistan over plans to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province: MEA

With Islamabad planning to declare the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region as its fifth province, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said such a step will not be able to hide the illegality of Pakistan's occupation of the parts of Jammu and Kashmir, which it must vacate forthwith. Stating that Jammu and Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of India, MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said any unilateral attempt from Pakistan's side will be absolutely unacceptable.