India, Russia reject Pakistan claim of mediation offer by Vladimir Putin

Quoting Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria, Pakistani media had reported Vladimir Putin wanted to mediate between India and Pakistan

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 15, 2017 10:02 pm
India pakistan, russia india pakistan, vladimir putin pakistan, russia india, india news A senior diplomat in the Russian Embassy in New Delhi also rejected the reports adding that it was Pakistan’s “wishful thinking”.

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday rejected Pakistan’s claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin had expressed his intention to mediate between India and Pakistan. “No offer of mediation between India and Pakistan was made by Russia to India,” MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.

“Russia is well aware of India’s position to address all issues with Pakistan bilaterally in an environment free of terrorism and violence,” he added. A senior diplomat in the Russian Embassy in New Delhi also rejected the reports adding it was Pakistan’s “wishful thinking.”

“We do not have any information about such an offer made by our president. Russia is clear in its position that Indo-Pak issues need to be resolved, bilaterally, and we will never ever suggest anything contrary to that. It seems wishful thinking on part of Pakistan,” the diplomat told PTI on the condition of anonymity.

Quoting Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria, Pakistani media had reported that Putin wanted to mediate between the two SAARC countries.  “We welcome United Nations Security Council Permanent Member Russia’s attention and intention to play a role in this long-standing issue on the UNSC agenda,” Zakaria had reportedly said when asked about the offer made by Putin during his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier this month during the SCO Summit.

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    Amrik Singh, Col.
    Jun 16, 2017 at 5:31 am
    The Jews are very close to China thus want to spoil the Indo-Russia relations but never can. stan a small country is full of dark short greedy Punjabis. The Punjabi and the Jew are very similar. The Chinese are now using the stani Punjabis to spread these rumours. China can not fight India. India is military stronger than China. Pimp stan has backing of many countries but their game is now useless against India.
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      lafanga
      Jun 16, 2017 at 5:19 am
      Yes let's rely on some statement made by some anonymous Russian diplomat in Delhi hahaha. Has the Russian FO rejected this claim? No. Don't underestimate the power of Putin.
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        Dr. Nagchoudhury
        Jun 16, 2017 at 4:18 am
        The Indian people and Russians are not friends but brothers. I relations are too deep to depend on materialism and greed. Besides Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin a loyal person is also a great statesman. While no harm in having good relations with the USA but not at the cost of Russia. Shri Modi must see that he does not go overboard (under the influence of his Jewish friends) in his relations with the USA and compromise the independence of India. India is one of the few absolutely independent nations on our planet. We are also a military superpower.
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          Brig. Sardul
          Jun 16, 2017 at 4:32 am
          Let us be friends with the Jews but not fall into their trap. Also both the Jews and Arabs are cousins (Semites) and the children of Abraham. It is thus hoped that they will sit and work for peace. A Palestinian state along with Israel is a must for solid and just peace.
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          MP Singh
          Jun 16, 2017 at 3:57 am
          stan is desperately trying to persuade every world leader to mediate between India and stan over Kashmir. Even Trump was also asked but when Trump knew the reality, he refused. Putin is a very smart or the smartest Russian leader. He knows India's position very well and cannot be induced by stan. stan even asked their best friend the Chinese President, who also clearly said "NO". stan is being overtaken by China through the CPEC route. The CPEC burden over stan will be so overwhelming that they will default in repayments resulting in granting independent Chinese enclaves, as happened to Sri Lanka. Once in Chinese clutches stan will have no way to escape.
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            Paul
            Jun 16, 2017 at 1:12 am
            stan is now a colony of China. They do not know how to exist independently. British have been replaced by Chinese. British gave something in place of something they took. Chinese will take, take and take more. Good luck stan. Russia is a big country. They have no time to govern lawless people. They want to stay away from mediating between an independent country and a colony.
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              undefined
              Jun 16, 2017 at 12:18 am
              What is there to negotiate? During de colonization in 1947, land was given to Muslim colonizers to form Islamic P-stan and British colonizer left. Islamic P-stan should take all other Muslims from India including from Kashmir state and live happily forever.
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                Paul
                Jun 16, 2017 at 1:16 am
                Please do not send Indian Muslims to stan. They are not terrorists. Muslims in India are the happiest except perhaps those who live in the Western Hemisphere. If you find any terrorists do ship them.
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