Vladivostok (Russia): With Russia rejecting Pakistan’s pleas for intervention on Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked President Vladimir Putin for the same and told him that “false and misleading” information was being spread by Pakistan on the matter.

During his talks with Putin, Modi himself brought up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in the context of a recent decision to abolish the state’s special status.

The Prime Minister “explained the rationale” behind his government’s decision, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said while briefing media persons on the talks.

Modi thanked Putin for giving a “clear message” on the issue, days after Russia rejected Pakistan’s request for intervention. Russia has maintained that Jammu and Kashmir was a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan and there was no need for its intervention.

Earlier, while making a statement to the media along with Putin, Modi said both of them were against any “outside intervention” in matters related to any country, sending out a message to Pakistan, which has been desperately trying to rope in other countries on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir ever since the special status of the state was abolished last month.