India says no talks with Pakistan

Published: August 20, 2013
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Men in Pakistan Army uniforms, says Antony PHOTO: EPA/FILE

Men in Pakistan Army uniforms, says Antony PHOTO: EPA/FILE

NEW DELHI: 

Flagrantly blaming Pakistan for ceasefire violations, India’s Defence Minister AK Antony said, “Nothing happens without the facilitation of the Pakistan Army” and there is no difference in opinion over suspending talks with its neighbour.

The entire government was united in backing the Indian Army against aggression from across the border, he told lawmakers in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, on Monday. The statement was a repeat of his earlier statements in the lower house.

A day after five Indian soldiers were killed in a cross-LoC ambush on August 6, Antony had controversially said that “men in Pakistan Army uniforms” killed the soldiers.

Antony explained that his first statement “was based on details available then”. He assured the upper house that the armed forces would do everything to maintain the sanctity of the Line of Control (LoC). “Our army is taking all possible steps to retaliate to every action.”

Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Concerned
    Aug 20, 2013 - 3:03PM

    Objectives Meet! This is why all the tensions at LoC were heightened. To derail and thwart the dialogue process that was about to resume from September.

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  • Fiz
    Aug 20, 2013 - 4:54PM

    India was never sincere in continuing the talks. No meaningfull dialogue is possible when one of the participant shows attitude which India has always done. Sanjhota express, parliament attacks are some of the examples.

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  • Assad
    Aug 21, 2013 - 10:24PM

    Fine, we don’t care. Lump your talks India!

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  • Dr Dang
    Aug 22, 2013 - 6:10PM

    Isnt this exactly what Pakistans Defence Cabinet Committee has said today in this article.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/593717/no-dialogue-till-extremists-deweaponise-says-defence-cabinet-committee/

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  • Khan
    Aug 22, 2013 - 8:02PM

    It’s all topie drama by India they are using all excuses because they don’t want and are not serious in peace with Pakistan.

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