India remains committed to peaceful ties with Pakistan, says Indian president

Pranab Mukherjee sends letter to President Mamnoon Hussain to felicitate him on the occasion of Pakistan Day


Kamran Yousaf March 21, 2016
President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at the Mughal Garden in India on February 15, 2015. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

ISLAMABAD: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has said his country is committed to peaceful, friendly and cooperative relations with Pakistan.

"India remains committed to peaceful, friendly and cooperative relations with Pakistan," he said in a letter to President Mamnoon Hussain to felicitate him on Pakistan Day.

"I am of the firm conviction that our cooperation will lead to progress and prosperity in our region," the letter added.

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The letter, a copy of which was released by Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Monday, said the Indian president also extended best wishes to his Pakistani counterpart for his "good health and well-being".

The statement came at a time when Islamabad and New Delhi are trying to find a way out of the current impasse in their bilateral dialogue, interrupted due to the attack on Indian airbase in January.

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The incident in Pathankot had left at least seven security personnel dead, with India alleging that it was carried out from the neighbouring country.

A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed by Pakistan to probe the incident will travel to India later this month in a move that may help pave way for key meeting between the foreign secretaries.

COMMENTS (4)

brar | 5 years ago | Reply @Sohaib: Don,t be a cry baby always if you have proof show it to whole world , you were saying we have dossiers and also handed the same to US and UN what happened nothing because there was no proofs. Have caught any Indian national toll date who has attacked any Pak establishment yes we Kasab and the whole world knows from where he was, it was former Chief of special investigation team who admitted that the Bombay attach was planned and execuuted from our land and we find every thing the trawller , the engine and reached the place where those men were trained.
Bairooni Haath | 5 years ago | Reply Pakistan does not seem to be celebrating Pakistan Day. This is the only news in the Pakistani Newspaper about it.
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