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Peace with Pakistan not possible, reply in the language it understands: BJP

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Jan 15, 2013 at 06:08pm IST

New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing escalation of tension between India and Pakistan over the recent ceasefire violation by the neighbour and the killing of Indian soldiers, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday said that peace with the neighbouring country was not possible.

Taking a tough stand against the country over the ceasefire violation, the former foreign minister said, "You cannot have peace with Pakistan...it should be replied in the language that they understand, which the Pakistani army understands."

Though he welcomed the strong statement of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the BJP leader pointed that Singh had not defined what he meant by "business as usual" with Pakistan.

Sinha further questioned if the Prime Minister had a plan B in mind if Pakistan failed to respond to his call of bringing the perpetrators of the barbaric act of beheading and mutilating Indian soldiers to justice.

While pointing that India cannot show any weakness while dealing with Pakistan, the former foreign minister said that the peace talks between the countries must be suspended and the need of the hour was a controlled military response.

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