India sabotaged peace talks owing to their ‘fanatic approach’: Asif

Defence minister says Modi-led government's negative attitude would disrupt peace in the region


Web Desk August 23, 2015
A file photo of Defence Minister Khawaja Asif. PHOTO: REUTERS

Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Sunday India sabotaged talks scheduled between the national security advisers of the nuclear-armed neighbours owing to their ‘fanatic approach’.

"Pakistan was serious for holding the talks which were the best way for resolving problems but the pre-conditions put by India were not acceptable to us," the defence minister said, reported Radio Pakistan.

Asif said the Modi-led government's negative attitude would disrupt peace in the region.

Read: India uncertain on fate of planned high-level Pakistan meets

Pakistan’s armed forces were capable of defending frontiers and sovereignty of the country, the defence minister said, adding Pakistan Army was successfully eliminating terrorists from the region.

He said Indian forces were constantly violating the Line of Control and Working Boundary to pre-occupy the army.

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Amit Lunia | 6 years ago | Reply @Pakistanis ????? ( friends or foes) Most of you people , TV channels, leaders , newspapers, Text Books routinely use the word 'ENEMY' for India, they why do you expect openness, IPL, Films, people -people contacts, trade or friendship or any leverage from them, then why talk also..?
Naeem | 6 years ago | Reply @BruteForce You are right mate! India is peaceful and growing with 7%, India is effected LEAST by Pakistan. All claims of Indian Gov. especially this communal Gov. lead by mobster modi against Pakistan is false and solely to garner vote from radicalized Hindu majority. However your claims of India bothers least about Pakistan doesn't reflects right from within India (From your comments I suspect your an NRI and not in touch with your country for long), look at your politicians, media, films, sports!!! it seems everything is circulating around about/against/favor of Pakistan!!!! What's wrong with your country mate!!! India is MEGA MIGHTY SUPPER DUPER Power and Pakistan is little tiny failed state!! why your countrymen are so paranoid about Pakistan!!
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