India, Pakistan should formalise ceasefire agreement: Abdul Basit

“I think the two countries need to agree to formalise the 2003 ceasefire agreement,” Basit said at an event in New Delhi.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2016 2:52 pm
Abdul Basit,Basit, india pakistan, indo pak, india pakistan border, indo pak border, india pakitsn ceasfire, indo pak ceasefire, ceasefire violation, india news He called for sustained diplomacy to forge an “effective cooperative paradigm” to improve ties. (Source: Express file photo by Renuka Puri)

At a time when ceasefire violations between India and Pakistan are occurring almost daily and casualties are being reported on both sides, Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Monday said the two countries need to formalise the ceasefire agreement.

“I think the two countries need to agree to formalise the 2003 ceasefire agreement,” Basit said at an event here.

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On India’s diplomatic efforts to isolate Pakistan following the Uri attack, he said, “How on earth it is possible to isolate a country on terrorism when that country itself is the worst victim of terrorism?”

He called for sustained diplomacy to forge an “effective cooperative paradigm” to improve ties. “We need to move from symbolism to substance and from conflict management to conflict resolution,” Basit said.

He said the issue of Jammu & Kashmir was the “root cause” of all problems between the two countries and Pakistan does not need “misplaced jingoism and hyper-nationalism” to pursue its foreign policy objectives.

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First Published on: October 25, 2016 2:31 am
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    Dinesh
    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    India should not Trust stan the only solution is wipe wipe wipe stan from this EARTH
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      Dinesh
      Oct 25, 2016 at 6:45 am
      What do you mean Ceasefire you lot don't know meaning of ceasefire you would kill your own mothers you ARSHE H****
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        Satendra kumar
        Oct 25, 2016 at 1:10 am
        INDIA is always obliged with international line of control borders or international forums with whom it does day to day business with as most of the laws set up as insution like United Nations or some other regional or international forums but this set of laws should be implemented respected obliged honoured trusted not just liar untrue make a joke disbeliever etc etc.
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          MyTake
          Oct 25, 2016 at 7:21 am
          What means formalise? Just stop the first fire and there won't be any! It's as simple as that!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If Pak wants it can ask international community to stay as witness that it won't be firing the first shot! That step alone (AND WITHOUT INDIA) can make it the darling of all over night! But the big question is can it do so or it will commit harakiri at the hand of its Foreign Minister Masood Azhar, Home Minister uddin or its all weather friend China!
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            MyTake
            Oct 25, 2016 at 6:53 pm
            How there can be any decent agreement let alone ceasefire agreement when stan is protecting those who were instrumental in Mumbai and Pathankot attacks? For any agreement to work there has to be some minimum trust between the parties that they will respect (and not use it) to further their agenda! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Or is it an Al Taqiya attempt like Muhammad's Medina agreement (In line with Islam is politics and politics is Islam)?
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              Philip Andrews
              Oct 25, 2016 at 5:54 am
              Eff off Basit! You are one of the biggest hypocrites your country has produced. You are a shame to the word 'diplomat' and a total stranger to something called 'ethic'.
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                Raja
                Oct 25, 2016 at 4:10 am
                Can there be a cease-terrorism agreement?
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                  adag
                  Oct 25, 2016 at 7:22 am
                  I think Mr. Abdul is right and we should have the cease fire agreement in the better interest of all. However please let us know whether you have taken permission from your Military before throwing this proposal......... your job can be in danger Mr. Basit.
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                    Alab
                    Oct 25, 2016 at 4:55 pm
                    We all agree, Basit Sir. But first let us build a fully varifiyable mechanism to close down terror camps in your country by mutual inspection. Close down your espionage system and fake currency circulation.it us build a string system to stop Narcotic supply Chain. Then we can talk. Let us build a better South Asia with money spent on educationm, welfare and poverty alleviation. Please , please.we belong to same race. Let us not be a threat to world peace. Let us grow together.
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                      Anand
                      Oct 25, 2016 at 2:13 am
                      This fellow thinks we can be fooled forever. The only way to contain stan is to weaken it economically by engaging them in arms race.
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                        Arun
                        Oct 25, 2016 at 4:20 am
                        Reaffirm the Simla agreement first and demonstrate you can stick to it.
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                          Razi Ashraf
                          Oct 25, 2016 at 3:32 pm
                          Has Tarek Fateh been appointed as India's official spokeman for India Pak affairs? He seems to be there always. What right has he to offer his opinion being a Canadian citiizen? He is biased,and and a trouble monger . He is a mere poster boy for the RSS.
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                            Raj
                            Oct 25, 2016 at 1:54 am
                            Don't bother - treaties are stan are worth toilet paper. I am telling you, just constantly use artillery against them. Nigerian economy gt; stani economy. Eventually, that poor country (poorer than India) will break down. The only way to stop stan from working in anyway is to militarize them! Let their military run riot - they will stop their economic activities from functioning giving their enemies victory over the long run! Defense, in economics, leads to no growth (it is a useless expenditure in definition). Just make sure they spend a lot in anything on military - that means they wouldn't use that money in other investment avenues for growth. Keep them engaged and busy on the wrong things.
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                              Raj
                              Oct 25, 2016 at 2:49 am
                              IMF officials are coming down to stan (their economy is gone case). People there say, their economy is not even 'independent'.
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                                Raj
                                Oct 25, 2016 at 1:59 am
                                stan spends 3.6% of their smaller GDP on defense (decrease from 7%) this is not a good trend, India should make sure it increases this. India spends 2.4% of their larger GDP. Basically, India should, in all indicators, force stan to militarize rapidly. This will break all its insutions and create a functional crisis in that state. stan should be forced towards being a North Korea... because they are walking towards that direction on their own (almost there - as they are found in the top 10 of world's failing states).lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Almost there, show them Kashmir - militarize them! Look stan, look - Kashmir - spend more! You get rivers and water - look, spend more! Oasis.
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                                  Raj
                                  Oct 25, 2016 at 2:48 am
                                  This is the guy who insists on meeting Hurriyat separatists despite the country's government advising against it. stani should be forced to overspend on military and go bankrupt.
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                                    avi
                                    Oct 25, 2016 at 4:55 am
                                    OOH Ganjey ! You are a moron and every time you speak you get your f..t in your mouth, lt;br/gt;so shut up ! You are not fit for the position they put you in ?
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                                      barath
                                      Oct 25, 2016 at 10:24 am
                                      Adag .who are you and how many agreement our government had signed and how can we trust stan and they understand only revenge attack on pak forced and isi
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                                        Barb Dewyre
                                        Oct 25, 2016 at 11:22 am
                                        Just stop violating the line of control and the agreement is formalized, stupid.
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                                          sb
                                          Oct 25, 2016 at 7:16 pm
                                          No more signing anything with Terroristan.lt;br/gt;Hand over Hafiz saed, masood, dawood, lakhvi to India ....lt;br/gt;Terrorist mindset of stan z the Root cause of all troubles including kashmir.lt;br/gt;Pak first Withdraw from illegally occupied Pok, gilgit, baltistan.lt;br/gt;And then India will talk to residents of entire Jammu and Kashmir and resolve the politicallt;br/gt;problem peacefully. STANS ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF POK, GILGIT AND BSLTISTAN IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF KASHMIR PROBLEM.
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                                            Bharat
                                            Oct 25, 2016 at 2:57 am
                                            Basit you are a born B/D
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