NEW DELHI, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- India has rejected Pakistan's demand for U.S. intervention in resolving the decades-long dispute involving the territory of Kashmir, saying "it's a bilateral issue ".
"There is no way in which India will accept any intervention on an issue that is entirely accepted in the Shimla Agreement as a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan," Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid told a news channel Sunday.
Reiterating Kashmir is an integral part of India, the minister said "It is a waste of time for anybody no matter how eminent to be even trying to question it."
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday sought U.S. intervention in resolving the Kashmir issue, ahead of his meeting with American President Barack Obama in Washington.
"Though India did not want such (third party) intervention, but the world powers should get involved to resolve the (Kashmir) issue," Sharif said in London en route to the United States.
India and Pakistan have fought at least three major wars over Kashmir in the past 60 years.