India Foreign Office spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin said India will not hold talks with Pakistan till matters of cross border firing and army are not fully resolved, Express News reported on Tuesday.
According to the spokesperson, Pakistan should also take action against Hafiz Saeed in order to help the Pakistan-India relationship. Saeed is alleged to be responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks in India.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had called for a “new beginning” in relations with India amid high tension over the disputed region of Kashmir, in comments published Tuesday.
Sharif said it was vital India and Pakistan became “good friends”, in remarks published Tuesday by the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), the state news agency.
Clashes in recent weeks across the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), which divides the Himalayan territory between India and Pakistan, have raised the temperature between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
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@MFaisal: Will you be on the battlefield MF? Or encouraging your soldiers only from home? "Forward, braves! And don't wait for me!" You wield a deadly tongue, O Inspirational Leader!
You are also forgetting the top 8 powerful nuclear countries are: USA, Russia, India, China, Israel, North Korea, Britain, and France, these are the strongest in the world if you don't believe me look it up they always have meetings with world leaders in Fort Summter in USA and when has Pakistan ever won a war against India, I don't see why Pakistanis are all like India better watch and stuff when They lost to India over and over please Pakistan don't embarrass your self anymore and why can't we all have no borders and one country called Earth or something
Before u people accuse India of being an aggressor....go through history and see how many times Pakistan and China have been aggressors. India, never have been an aggressor and that is India's image to the world as well. If you want peace, behave like a peaceful country....stop sending terrorists, that's all. Fix ur own economy, look after ur own first.
@Menon: you live in dreams
It is of no use to hold talks with India as it has no intention to solve Kashmir issue and India is only wasting time. It is not serious to solve disputes with Pakistan. It has violated Sind-Tas agreemrnt and is buildind dams over the rivers which were allocated to Pakistan.
@Phittey Muh Ji : <3 ET! Its such a trippe going through the comments, back to every human's phase when immaturity is an inherent characteristic i.e at the age of 7. Well, stepping back into reality, whether India can/really need to – afford a full scale war aspect being kept aside. Does anyone in their right minds think a full scale showdown is an option for Pakistan? If one is under the impression ‘yes it has that option’, tch tch, smell the coffee holms ;) . Sir Ji, the Pakistani Delegation to China asked for War Material to Fight A Three Week War. . Chou En Lie asked Pakistan as to why it should fight a War which will last Only Three Weeks. . Google for Mushashid Hussains Full Explanation on YouTube!
@syed baqar ahsan: Indian nuts are not very easy to crack,Americans used Pakistan through Kargil operation to bring Indians on knee to bow down to become friends of Americans to use against China. . A very strange hypothesis or dare I say conspiracy theory! Even if one buys into it for a second, would not that mean that Pakistan is not really a sovereign nation and other countries can use it the way they feel pleased. Not to mention, you are taking credit away from Mian Musharraf who till today thinks that Kargil was his game plan and he was victorious :D
@Hammad Mian: India doesn’t understand the language of “Aman ki Aasha”. Now Pakistan must deal with him with Iron Hands. . Like in 1948 Kashmir, 1965 Operation Gibraltar, 1971 Operation Loss of East Pakistan which became Bangladesh, Siachin, 1998 Karigil. . Of course before starting a War with India Pakistan will beg China to supply Pakistan with sufficient Arms and Armament for Three Weeks. In reply to Chou En Lie's Question "Why only three weeks" Pakistan's Answer was "In three weeks time the UN etc. will persuade India to have a Cease Fire". Check the You Tube Interview with Mushashid Hussein. . Such are Pakistan's Iron Hands . Cheers
@Rabbani - Ok you are funny, i give you that. All the points raised by you are factually wrong. may be try following some independent news source.
@Arslan Amir but they should know that pakistan is not afraid of its enemies.
There is some truth in that sentence. Pakistan is of course not afraid of its "enemies". History tells us how time & again Pakistan has shown its intelligent warfare strategy: 1) Send non-state actors to neighbour countries; When accused, deny involvement. 2) Publicly make an official announcement using Pakistan's civil government that Pakistan wants peace with its neighbours; And let the military attack its neighbours covertly in the guise of militants. Repeat step #1 and #2 till the neighbours get fed up. 3) Start a massive hidden military operation on neighbour countries while engaging them in "peace talks". 4) When neighbour realises what has happened and retaliates, fly to US, UN & China and beg for help. 5) When everyone refuses, surrender with major losses.
Having a strong experience of such a brilliant and successful strategy, Pakistan has learned to never give up. Really...Pakistan is not afraid of its enemies and will never be! ...till it lasts.
We must declear war against Pakistan. Pakistanis can only say that we must do peace talk and all. They will show their sorry faces after every attack and will say that only because of some bad people they are all blamed. But actually they all are same. When we Indians say we love them, we mean it but they don't. They are two-faced peoples.
@Arslan Amir but they should know that pakistan is not afraid of its enemies.
Why would you be? You give the largest portion of your budget to them
@Rabbani Are you serious? You have been illegally occupying Chinese territories in Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and other Northern Areas. Just recently, India had serious border crises with China, which could have easily escalated into full-fledged war, had China not exercised restraint.
You are smoking something really strong. Your post is so ridiculous that it doesn't even deserve a Reply. As per which international law is India illegally occupying which Chinese territories?
Aah the border incident where not a single shot was fired and The chinese premier visited india soon after that and declared India China are natural partners? war????? Lol!
You actually think Krishan Kapoor is an Indian that you wrote a long paragraph dircted at him???? Lol!
pakistan is a peace loving and a friendly country. but to only those who are friendly with us. haffiz saeed is not a terrorist. but an islamic mujahid. if india wants to shake hands they are welcome. but they should know that pakistan is not afraid of its enemies.
@Asif Butt: Its unfair to blame the west for dirty things we are do on the border.
If Pakistan had brought to books who killed the 5 Indian soldiers then it would have set a positive tone to Aman Ki Asha and would have improved friendly relationship but unfortunately India accuses Pakistan of playing denial game. Now Pakistan has to wait at least for 3 months for public to forget this incident and government to resume talks."
@Hammad Mian: Obviously we have forgotten 1971 and Kargil!
Of course not, he is worlds most wanted terrorist with $10 million on his head. Pakistani's is afraid Sayed. He is protected by the military and the ISI and has the power to topple the government at will.
You should move to Pakistan. Oops, you are already Pakistani masquerading as an Indian!
I dun understand y is Pakistan so apologetic to india, every now and than india and its pathetic pakistan fobic media comes up with new allegations. We had been crippled by terrorism and instead of having proofs of the indian involvement our leaders are numb. Peace without respect is not acceptable...
Please sir , neither Pakistan nor India is terrorist country.It is the West and their global plans which is the actual catalyst to our demons.
We Pakistanis find our tribal areas full of foreigners but still we have the patience and determination to not consider ourselves at fault.
You should show similar restraint.
But no-doubt it has always been the hate mongering religious fanatics and leaders on both sides , historically speaking , who are to blame for such fluctuating and intermittent relations.
You as an Indian should only believe that to counter evil one has to spread good.
If Pakistanis and Indians keep fighting each other at such blogs , then that is the actual failure.
So, India doesn't want UN observers or any third party to evaluate and find faults with one party on LoC. India just telling Pakistan: My way or highway. Indian Politicians are overly delusional and they over estimating their weight in the present globe. They need to understand that the west is just propping India up to confront China nothing more. Go study Clinton's India initiative to understand this policy.
Now that western economies in doldrums and slumping, they can no longer afford to invest in continuely creating false blown up image of India and her economy.
You must that rarity of rarities in India to identify faults within your country; other people from your side can only see and understand what their media baby-feeds them.
@Asif Butt: No hard feelings on my side. Just wanted your justification. Do you remember the movie 'Rambo". As media is concerned both our counyties have them.
Perhaps, you forgot to mention that you are one of the closes aides of Obama and he confided those details to you in private. Because, obviously, he has never said anything to the likes which you just claimed. Oh yeah, maybe you are one of those school kids who are brain-washed in India, prior to attending schools.
Are you serious? You have been illegally occupying Chinese territories in Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and other Northern Areas. Just recently, India had serious border crises with China, which could have easily escalated into full-fledged war, had China not exercised restraint.
India has been forcing Nepal go its way in Kalapani region, Susta River, and Antudanda and Nawalparasi disputes for the past many years. Being small, Nepal has not been able to have its own way. I guess in a few years time, situation can escalate beyond point of control, since India refuses to entertain genuine claims of Nepal.
Who are you fooling mate? Bengalis hate India for all you have done with them. Under the disguise of getting them freedom, India double-crossed poor Bengalis and occupied Daikhata-Dumabari, Lathitila, Dasiar Chhara, Muhurichar river island and Pyrdiwah areas of Bangladesh, which fell under the jurisdiction of East Pakistan.
And, I noticed how you forgot to mention Sri Lanka, which is currently reviewing her relations with India, on account of latter's interference in the internal affairs of her.
So you see, strangely all of India's neighbors have one thing in common - they are all weary of India and its imperialistic policies. You would better serve India by aligning Indian foreign and security policies with those of civilized World.
@Zaid: World witnessed your might on 2nd May.
Be happy my friend.
@Menon: Perhaps you strayed up to this news blog , or perhaps you didnt have your medicine this morning.
I cant let it up to you.
Ask someone else to research for you.
The last decade for US has been about the war against terror.
And it is globally acknowledged that the US has been running this war by the help of Pakistan.
So yes , Pakistan is indeed "instrumental" for the Americans.
And Pakistan has always been the most important label used in elections in India.
It is any Indian leaders dreams to have a war staging with Pakistan when election nears.
This way they can dramatize to please their voters how they dont even want to talk to Pakistan.
But your probably the typical average Indian who is using this article as an excuse to just bash and bash on.
So tell you what , you dont need any reason or invitation.
Just say what you have to say , we dont mind. We know you Indians cant digest your food without doing all this.
When my Wife dont talk with me i take her to shopping...
"Saeed is alleged to be responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks in India. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ About 5 years have passed since the Mumbai attack. In order that it does not become a whodunnit mystery like Benazir Bhutto Murder India must put its foot down and first ensure punishment to those responsible in Pakistan before proceeding further. Pakistani strategy of endless procrastination must be defeated.
India has very long borders with China, Bangladesh , Nepal and Burma. With China, despite a significant border dispute and difference in opinion about the border, there has been no firing across the borders for almost 40 years. That's remarkable. No firing across the border with Nepal. In fact there is no army across the border with Nepal. With Bangladesh there is occasional firing related to illegal immigration. No firing across the border with Burma.
India and Pakistan too should aim for a border management like that between India and China, where despite a dispute, bith countries have agreed to not use force.
In case of Pakistan, India its the infiltration of terrorists into India, supported , morally and/or materially , that's at the root of the border violence.
No offence intended bro/sis.
But wasnt it elaborate that the movies I referred to were most probably the top grossers promoting gun culture and heroic violence where the protagonist should be so strong that the villain not even dare equal his morale.
Not that the trashy movies of lollywood were any different.
But since the Indian media and show-biz industry has a greater direct influence over societies , one cannot ignore the trend of masses based on what they would like to fantasize about.
But , in order to give proper contrast to what I said , Indian movies are successful movies from atleast a box-office point of view.
Feeling better sir ? (I hope :) )
@Asif Butt Its election time in India.
Even after Mumbai terrorist attack in 2008, the elections in India were about internal politics, local issues.
"Even the US president needed to time & stage the Abbottabad mission to help his election cause."
You omitted an important twist in the story line, you were hiding, sheltering Osama Bin Laden.
Basically you are saying never or at least in our lifetime. It is more probable for the Pakistan military to take over than the Civilian government exercising control over the military. You know what happened when the previous government mentioned such a blasphemous act.
@syed baqar ahsan:
Another deranged Pakistani! You have lots of them. Is delusion due to in breeding?
@Asif Butt: Hafiz Saeed, like Malik Ishaq, is such a big 'Strategic asset' of us that even courts fear to rule against him.
Your name “butt” befits your intelligence. Pakistan is that much influential in the election outcomes of the US and India. Are you hearing yourself?
Pakistan needs to abandon its decades old self destructive policy of using terrorism as a tool to settle political scores with its neighbours and until the same is done there will no peace in Pakistan itself or with its neighbours. Therefore, holding talks with Pakistan would be a meaningless exercise and India is quite justified in asking its neighbor to mend its ways before talks take place.
it is different story here in indian media....it says mea spokesperson welcomes ur pm statement..
India doesn't understand the language of "Aman ki Aasha". Now Pakistan must deal with him with Iron Hands.
send Zaid Hamid to LOC with a pen to sign declaration of war.
We are not interested in talking to terrorists either, starting with your military; the terrorist breeders.
I feel ashamed to be citizen of the terrorist country India, that loves going on war with its neighbors since it was born.
India keeps forgetting that Pakistan has best intelligence in world and the best Army with latest weapons/Air crafts. India - mind it before it is too late for you.
India should not start a comprehensive talks with Pakistan but keep the contacts at minimum till GOP exercise control over her armed forces first.
Who wants to talk to these hypocrites anyway. Its just an election hype, trying to win voters. Halt everything, we don't need any friendship or talks now or in the future.
I think it is particularly interesting that in the Poll from ET the response is 51 % of people do not want to be friends with their neighbor India?....could some of the commentators please explain why there is so much hate for India in Pakistan?...
Think of past recently when china cross their border think wht the reAction of india
@Nadir: Speak for yourself.
He is not a state role player.
He is just another civilian. If there will be proof against him in Pakistan , then he will be tried in a court of law. Till then he is still the "accused".
Unless you are a "non-civilian" and believe otherwise....
Seems like India is wants war , may be some other false flag operation (like Mumbai attacks) soon,
@Asif Butt: Would you name all the "ridiculous violence filled action movies which the Indians have been celebrating all these years". Mind you, it is a trick question.
Lets have a WAR then.... You Start it and We will Finish it.
one we will destroy our own soil pakistan.
@Alann: It has some stuff about your beloved Hafiz Saeed, and many other things, which I hope can penetrate into your brains
What brains ? :)
Double negative - think you need to remove the second "not" and maybe have Editor read articles before publishing.
Indian nuts are not very easy to crack,Americans used Pakistan through Kargil operation to bring Indians on knee to bow down to become friends of Americans to use against China.
only for two terrorists(Dawood, hafeez) whole pakistanis has to suffer lots.
If India is so concerned for blood of its 5 soldiers, it should realize the killing of 90,000 kashmiris at the hands of its soldiers. I wonder, is there anyone in India, who can speak truth and let people realize that Kashmir has been forcefully occupied by India.
Its election time in India.
They cant afford to displease the voters.
And based on the ridiculous violence filled action movies which the Indians have been celebrating all these years , it is the need of the Indian public to feel strong and aggressive militarily.
Even the US president needed to time & stage the Abbottabad mission to help his election cause.
This is just typical pathetic history of human politics repeating itself.
2 years ahead from now and the script will return to better trade relations , need for talks .. blah blah blah.
Until the next election ofcourse...
Good. No one is eager for talks with the eastern bullies.
Before starting to accuse India of not wanting peace, I suggest Pakistanis read this latest report: http://tribune.com.pk/story/589584/as-afghanistan-endgame-looms-a-deadly-edge-to-india-pakistan-rivalry/
It has some stuff about your beloved Hafiz Saeed, and many other things, which I hope can penetrate into your brains. There cannot be peace between the two countries till Pakistan really wants peace and Pakistan will not have peace till its army controls everything, which is usually contradictory to whatever the civil government announces every once in a while.
We are not interested in dealing with hypocrites anyways.
I think that's not good and felt its a slap on our face.. But I don't understand why Pakistani Govt is in a hurry to talk and resolve issues with India? if Indian Govt doesn't want to resolve we don't need to resolve it at all please.
Indian democracy at work ! No more playing with words, let us see some action on Mumbai attacks from Pakistan.
But nawaz sharif is dying to hold "talks" with india. Pakistan should not have talks with india until the matter of indian sponsored terrorism in Pakistan particularly in the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh is resolved
Hafiz Saeed is a strategic asset and must be appreciated!