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India Strongly Denies Having Sent Any Messages Seeking Talks With Pak | India News


NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday strongly denied sending a message to Islamabad for dialogue, noting that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s security adviser was commenting on India’s “internal affairs” and reiterated that Pakistan continues to support, assist and incite the cross-border terrorism against India. The government also said that Pakistan had been resorting to unprovoked ceasefire violations to support terrorist infiltration.
There has been no substantial bilateral engagement between India and Pakistan since December 2015, when the two sides revived the dialogue process as a comprehensive bilateral dialogue. India maintained that the previous process did not focus sufficiently on terrorism. However, this was paid for in just a few weeks by the Pathankot terrorist attack carried out by forces on the other side of the border.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s security adviser Moeed Yusuf had said in an interview on Wednesday that Islamabad had received a message from India seeking talks. He also stated that Pakistan would talk to India if Kashmiris were also included in the dialogue process. However, the claim did not generate any momentum. Unsurprisingly, this invited a direct snub that it was “internal affairs” that did not concern Pakistan.
“ The official is advised to restrict his advice to his establishment and not comment on the internal politics of India. The statements made by him are contrary to the facts on the ground, misleading and fictitious, ” the official said. “With regard to the alleged message, let me clarify that no message was sent from our side,” he added.
“ We have seen reports of a senior Pakistani official interviewing an Indian media outlet. He has commented on the internal affairs of India, ” said MEA spokesman Anurag Srivastava, adding that, as always, this was Pakistan’s effort to divert attention from the internal failings of the current government and mislead its constituents. nationals putting India in the headlines of a newspaper. base.
Reiterating that Pakistani leaders continued to indulge in inappropriate, provocative and hateful speeches against India, the government said such support for terrorism against India and the use of derogatory and abusive language does not lead to normal neighborhood relations.
Yusuf had said that Pakistan was also willing to discuss the issue of terrorism. “We have to think strategically. These are two countries, we have terrible relationships, we have to sit down like adults. There are fundamentally two issues: Kashmir and terrorism. I want to talk about both, ” he said.

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