No talks until Pakistan takes action against Lakhvi: Indian external affairs minister

Published: May 31, 2015


INDIA: India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday dialogue between India and Pakistan will only be held under the condition that Pakistan takes action against terrorists like Lakhvi and others for carrying out terror acts in India.

Swaraj said Pakistan has taken a hostile stance when it comes to relations between the two countries.

India abides by three principles with respect to maintaining its relations with Pakistan, said Swaraj while talking to the media on the event of the first anniversary of the Narendra Modi government. She said all matters are to be resolved through talks, which are to be held in a peaceful environment and without third party intervention.

“As said earlier, our dialogue with Pakistan will only materialise in a peaceful milieu. This zone will be created only when Pakistan takes action against the (terror) perpetrators like Lakhvi and others,” she added.

She added that other than taking up the Jammu and Kashmir issue with an international forum (UN), PM Nawaz Sharif also spoke to the UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon to mediate the situation.

Last week, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said “If Pakistan wants its own welfare… It must stop all its nefarious activities aimed towards India.”

Further, the minister clarified that no decision had been taken on Indo-Pak cricket series. Swaraj’s remarks come agaisnt the backdrop of PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan’s recent visit to India to push for resumption of Indo-Pak cricket ties.

Khan, in a joint press statement with BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya in Kolkata, proposed a series comprising three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s in UAE in December this year. The BCCI has, however, not given any categorical statement yet on the proposed series and the venue.

“No decision has been taken. Where has this information come that this (Indo-Pak cricket series) has been decided and that I was not consulted. No decision has been taken,” Swaraj said when asked about the reports that India will be playing bilateral cricket series with Pakistan.

The article originally appeared on NDTV

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Reader Comments (44)

  • May 31, 2015 - 8:19PM

    Undemocratic way by the “worlds largest democracy”Recommend

  • Pakistan
    May 31, 2015 - 8:20PM

    As long as this woman is their foreign minister don’t expect relations to improve. Modi made a bad choice.Recommend

  • ahmed wani
    May 31, 2015 - 8:24PM

    I thank all Indians for the first time by giving us good and secular government this time……good decision…..salute mam..till u stick to this…but dont deviate from this decision otherwise we indians will take our course in next election……Recommend

  • sameer
    May 31, 2015 - 8:45PM

    even if they do, india sud not hold any talks wid dem…

    let india march ahead widout any negative energyRecommend

  • saad
    May 31, 2015 - 8:48PM

    Such an immature irresponsible attitude !! India is so obsessed with pakistan…. How about stopping terrorist activities in pakistan and implementing UN resolution on kashmir? I support pakistan’s stance and we should wait till sanity prevails in india… Recommend

  • Azi
    May 31, 2015 - 8:49PM


    No need to improve relations when Indian side is just not interested in it. They preach against what they do to us. Pak’s response should be plain and simple; stop recruiting/ bribing ignorant to carry out RAW’s dirty work in Pakistan. Its only a matter of time until majority of RAW’s network in Pakistan is dismantled. They are already saddened by military courts sending their investments to their maker.

    So in the end, either give India the response in same coin or just dont even mention any of their news as they are not even worth paying any attention.Recommend

  • JSM
    May 31, 2015 - 8:56PM

    Now Pakistan- India chess game has been set the way Modi wants it.Recommend

  • Pankaj
    May 31, 2015 - 9:09PM

    Proper response.Recommend

  • Sumit
    May 31, 2015 - 9:16PM

    Who do you suggest, Mr/Ms Pakistani? Btw, people all over the over the country think she’s a great foreign minister.Recommend

  • Srivastava
    May 31, 2015 - 9:32PM

    Mature, responsible articulation of India’s stance by the foreign minister. It is consistent with the real politics of our times, end of the day India has no need to talk to Pakistan.Recommend

  • Khan
    May 31, 2015 - 9:48PM

    No talks with INDIA, until they shiv sena and RAW terrorist organization , and free khalistan free.Recommend

  • Engineer
    May 31, 2015 - 10:45PM

    @Pakistani, She will be our foreign minister even if Modi wins in 2019. She happens to be a senior in BJP, accommodating her as foreign minister is better than giving her the responsibility of Home or Defense of which she has no idea of. And she was opposed to Modi becoming PM candidate, so Modi being a smart guy made sure she is given foreign ministry. Her boss is the Prime minister, she can’t take any decisions without the consent of the Prime minister in her portfolio. Above all she has been ranked in recent surveys as one of the best serving ministers. If you tweet her and need help, she will reply. No kidding. Recommend

  • Timorlane
    May 31, 2015 - 10:46PM

    Pakistan doesn’t need any talks with these fascist terrorism

    producers. We want action against their sponsored terrorism

    Let these toilet-less pygmy super power dwarfs rot in their

    day dreams of becoming a real powerRecommend

  • Kamal
    May 31, 2015 - 11:14PM

    Tribune, have the guts and patriotism to publish my comments amongst all the Pakistan hating Indian troll writing on this epaper!!!

    Good, one more reason for us to break all talks with our avowed enemy – India.

    Lets not deceive ourselves, India’s eternal wish is to have us as a weak buffer against Iran and Afghanistan and dependent on the Indian economy. A dream which will remain a dream.Recommend

  • Neo
    May 31, 2015 - 11:35PM

    First Modi proposes for reviving the cricket ties and revisiting the dialogue and then external affairs minister backs out, double talk and double play at its best. Nobody brags, self praise and swagger like they do…Recommend

  • Amin Daha
    May 31, 2015 - 11:36PM

    This woman is crafty hindu extremist just like the others in modi’s government.Recommend

  • Dan
    May 31, 2015 - 11:38PM

    Well said Madam!! We, Indians are all with you. No talks and no cricket series with Pakistan until & unless Pakistan stops all its bad and nefarious activities against us. Recommend

  • Nadeem
    May 31, 2015 - 11:42PM

    Pakistan should rather tie this back to back with Indian action on the 50,000 civilian deaths in Pakistan, India caused thru terrorism. This was recently admitted by Indian minister.Recommend

  • Nadeem
    May 31, 2015 - 11:42PM

    Pakistan should rather tie this back to back with Indian action on the 50,000 civilian deaths in Pakistan, India caused thru terrorism. This was recently admitted by Indian minister.Recommend

  • AVMPolpot
    May 31, 2015 - 11:49PM

    ” This zone will be created only when Pakistan takes action against the (terror) perpetrators like Lakhvi and others,” ”
    Is that clear to you PM Nawaz?Recommend

  • N.S
    May 31, 2015 - 11:51PM

    Pakistan will certainly take action…but against Indian sponsored terrorism, India cannot justify killing of innocent people by keep blabbering about Kashmir, which is a home grown movement, Syed Ali Geelani has said he will keep on waving Pakistani flag, India is making it look like an across the border infiltration and help, which is not the case.
    The dastardly and cowardly act of killing school children through sponsored mercenaries will never be forgotten, nor the paid BLA killings in Baluchistan of innocent people.Recommend

  • Freebies
    Jun 1, 2015 - 12:00AM

    …hold on, wait wait, don’t do this we are desperate for talks…this is just to make fool of Indian people by the minister and make the RSS, VHP and hardliners happy, for the local Indian consumption. Pakistan is not interested in talk rather, walking the talk.
    Who has said that India is a big country but has a small heart…guess it was Afridi, he didn’t mention that India has a small mind too. Take the example of ‘Spy Pigeon’ stories in their mad media.
    Hilarious and funny. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jun 1, 2015 - 12:01AM

    Thank God this hypocrite see-saw is staying on one side. Please we do not need further talks with you and we won’t take any action on any person you don’t like. Recommend

  • someone
    Jun 1, 2015 - 12:37AM

    Good going. No contact with Pakistan is the best contact. Please build a wall at border. Recommend

  • Abacus
    Jun 1, 2015 - 12:38AM


    So stated by the citizen of the world’s biggest fraud of a democracy. Look who’s talking!Recommend

  • G. Din
    Jun 1, 2015 - 12:42AM

    Why not play cricket with your Arab kinsmen? That will show India!Recommend

  • Sad but true
    Jun 1, 2015 - 1:05AM

    Who is your Foreign Minister?Recommend

  • khan
    Jun 1, 2015 - 1:19AM

    Lakhvi is a hero…..Bhindians with mouth shut look more sensible…..thanks for not talkingRecommend

  • Kam
    Jun 1, 2015 - 1:45AM

    Modi is bad for business in India. If war between two nuclear gets imminent then all capital will fly off from India. Even a threat of nuclear war from Pakistan will make Indian stock markets go crashing.Recommend

  • Jun 1, 2015 - 1:48AM

    Dipak@Pakistan: Modi definitely made the right choice. She is in the cadre of Prime Minister, no less. Neither Swaraj nor Defense Minister Parikar give a damn about 68 years of Pakistani Terrorism by Military and Mullahs. God bless Swaraj, Parikar and the likes.Recommend

  • Assad
    Jun 1, 2015 - 3:39AM

    Ok good no talks! You are not getting Lakhvi and you are not getting a single other soul. Buzz off and if you try to undermine Pakistan via Balochistan, we have a thing or two coming your way.Recommend

  • Jalal
    Jun 1, 2015 - 4:41AM


    No talks with INDIA, until they shiv sena and RAW terrorist organization , and free khalistan free.

    OK. No talks then.Recommend

  • Rizwan
    Jun 1, 2015 - 5:23AM

    Who cares what she says? Modi is the man in powerRecommend

  • Rizwan
    Jun 1, 2015 - 5:24AM

    Mosu is the micromanager – what swaraj says really means nothing. And anyway, why can’t india provide convincing evidence? America made public its evidence against Bin Laden – what’s holding india back?Recommend

  • Rizwan
    Jun 1, 2015 - 5:25AM


    You think india can reach her full potential by ignoring a huge neighbor? Is that what you indians think is “real politics?” Sounds like a fantasy world.Recommend

  • Shakil Khan
    Jun 1, 2015 - 5:58AM

    There is no need to talk for the talks sakes if there is no sincerity or motivation to resolve issues.
    For information this is the way our court works. Cases in Pakistan takes decades to get resolved. Recommend

  • Jun 1, 2015 - 6:47AM

    Dipak@Assad: go back to Syria.Recommend

  • Arjun
    Jun 1, 2015 - 7:26AM

    Pakistan will become another newly created indian state in next 5 years… lolRecommend

  • SKChadha
    Jun 1, 2015 - 8:42AM

    She is sufficiently firm in her statements.Recommend

  • Arka
    Jun 1, 2015 - 9:22AM

    we dobt want to talk with pakistan..tthere have more than 200 nationRecommend

  • ABKhan
    Jun 1, 2015 - 10:46AM


    None of those 200 nations want to talk to you. First work on your thick accent mateRecommend

  • Tony Singh
    Jun 1, 2015 - 11:27AM

    Perhaps you do not have sufficient knowledge of the case. The follow up action on evidence provided by India has to be done by Pakistan establishment which its unwilling to do. For e.g.It is unwilling to match voice samples of Mr. Lakhvi with the voice recordings provided by US and India. On top of it judges are unwilling to handle the case for obvious reasons.Recommend

  • singh
    Jun 1, 2015 - 12:16PM

    Talks! What Talks? What about? Waste of time & nothing else.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Jun 2, 2015 - 10:51AM

    Whats the point in talking with Pakistan? Whats the point in talking with a parasite that has been leeching every country that has given aid to itRecommend

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