India and Pakistan cannot shy away from problems: Abdul Basit

He also reiterated Pakistan's desire for constructive talks and said that "it takes two to tango".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 8, 2016 8:17 pm
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India and Pakistan have ‘serious problems’ which have to be discussed, said Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Thursday. Speaking on the increasing diplomatic hostilities between the two neighbouring countries, Basit said, “There are serious problems between our two countries, we can’t shy away from those.” He also reiterated Pakistan’s desire for constructive talks and suggested that India must be ready for it as well. “Pakistan doesn’t wish to live in perpetual hostility. We are positive and constructive, but it takes two to tango,” said Basit.

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Basit added that a decision must be taken regarding current relations between India and Pakistan saying,” Time has come to make up our mind whether we want status quo or we want to make a new beginning in our ties.”

Hostilities between India and Pakistan have grown ever since 19 Indian Army soldiers were killed in the Uri attacks in September. Relations soured further following Indian Army’s surgical strikes on terror camps across the Line of Control (LoC). Diplomatic relations were further hampered in October when defence-related documents were leaked to a Pakistan High Commission staffer which exposed an espionage ring involving Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

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    Vishnu Sharma
    Dec 8, 2016 at 8:09 pm
    It is stan which is causing all the issues in the subcontinentlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is like a criminal and homicidal maniac who likes to rob banks and kill people who sayslt;br/gt;look you cannot ignore;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We need to;br/gt;lt;br/gt;There is only one way to 'talk' to such a;br/gt;He needs to be terminated in a hail of gunfire in such a way that when they examine his totally torn up dead body, they find 140 bullet marks.
    1. A
      Dec 8, 2016 at 11:30 pm
      SHUT UP you SARAK CHAAP and go home !!!
      1. S
        Dec 9, 2016 at 7:15 am
        As an Indian, I am not anymore interested for peace with stan and their Ghazwa-Hind atrocious policies. I dont TRUST stan, and I dont think there is any point for India to deal with stan. lt;br/gt;Shut down the Embies, stop all trades... and strnengthen our;br/gt;This Abdul Basit and most stanis are PATHOLOGICAL LIARS and JIHADIS.
        1. N
          Dec 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm
          Tell this bloody fool to stop supporting terrorism before delivering;br/gt;We don't need;br/gt;We need to see the end of terror train- stan Express always running into Indian;br/gt;Do;br/gt;In any case, next Gen Indians will finish off;br/gt;It's coming!
          1. G
            Dec 8, 2016 at 4:41 pm
            This guy expect that India will give them the valley on platter. They have no rights on Kashmir as it legally acceded to India as per rules of the parion. stan is using all means to grab territory only realizing that India is now changed and is hitting them back. stan will need to vacate Baluchistan and Sindh first, Also religion can not be basis any more as Indian Muslims are same in number as stani potion
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