Indo Pak Relations

  • India, Pakistan must act in mature way on ceasefire violations: PDP August 29, 2014

    Jammu: Asking India and Pakistan not to make people of Jammu and Kashmir "scapegoats", PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the two countries must act in a mature manner over ceasefire violations. "We should not be made scapegoats," Mehbooba told reporters here today after undertaking a daylong visit to forward...
  • Modi taking a hard line, don't blame separatists: Yasin Malik August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "hardline" approach on Kashmir and rejected the contention that the separatists are to blame for the stalling of IndoPak foreign secretarylevel talks. "Kashmiri (separatist) leaders meeting Pakistani officials has a...
  • Unfortunate' that IndiaPakistan talks cancelled: US August 19, 2014

    Washington: Describing the cancellation of next week's Foreign Secretarylevel talks between India and Pakistan as "unfortunate", the US on Monday said what matters now is that both the countries take steps to improve bilateral ties. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have fallen through," US State Department...
  • Pakistan ceasefire violations deliberate: Jaitley August 18, 2014

    Amritsar: Terming as "deliberate" the repeated ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and International Border, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said Pakistan and "powers within" it clearly do not want ties with India to be normal. "It is clear that there is deliberate ceasefire violation from Pakistan side. Earlier,...
  • Is Centre's decision to scrap Pak talks a kneejerk reaction? August 18, 2014

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hourlong meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. CNNIBN takes views from across across the country over the IndoPak talks. ...
  • PM Modi condemns airport attack in letter to Sharif June 14, 2014

    Islamabad: India's newlyelected Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to a letter written by Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif, condemning the terror attack at Karachi airport, media reported on Friday. Sharif on June 2, wrote a letter to Modi that he was satisfied with the bilateral talks they held during his visit to...
  • Confidence building with Pakistan essential for trade: Amarinder Singh April 17, 2014

    Amritsar Congress candidate Amrinder Singh on Thursday said there was need for confidence building measures with Pakistan for Amritsar to become a trade hub and it will open India's trade route not only to the neighbouring country but Central and West Asia. "Prior to partition, Amritsar was a flourishing trade centre....
  • India awaiting date from Pak on proposed DGMOs meeting November 21, 2013

    India, on Thursday, said it was awaiting a date from Pakistan on a meeting of DGMOs of the two countries as was decided during the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York in September. As a followup of an outcome of SinghSharif meeting,...
  • Pakistan should avoid duplicitous behaviour: India October 23, 2013

    India said, on Tuesday, that Pakistan should avoid duplicitous behaviour and its raking up the Kashmir issue was not conducive to holding a composite dialogue between them. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that Pakistan "should avoid duplicitous behaviour. They should not make reference to the UN (on Jammu and Kashmir)...
  • Sharif's 'dehati aurat' comment a joke, not a derogatory remark against Manmohan Singh: Pakistani journalist September 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Clarifying that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif didn't say anything derogatory about his Indian counterpart, Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir said that Sharif referring to Manmohan Singh as a 'dehati aurat' was a joke. Mir in his telephonic interview to a Pakistani TV channel said, Nawaz Sharif had called him...
  • Talks are the only way forward for better IndoPak relations, says Farooq September 29, 2013

    Despite the recent terror attack in Jammu that left 10 people dead, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah said that talks with Pakistan are the only way forward for better IndoPak relations. While speaking to Karan Thapar on CNNIBN, Abdullah said sending the Army or having a war...
  • Cricket can cement Indo-Pak ties: Imran Khan September 19, 2013

    "Don't isolate cricket, make it part of the whole peace initiative," reckons the World Cup-winning former Pakistan captain. ...
  • Narendra Modi calls for change, says India needs a stronger leadership September 15, 2013

    Rewari: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed his first rally after his anointment as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections in Rewari, Haryana. Former Army chief VK Singh and Olympic gold medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also shared the dais with Modi. While...
  • Despite LoC killings, India committed for friendly ties with Pak, says Pranab August 13, 2013

    Notwithstanding heightened tensions over the LoC killings of Indian soldiers, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said India is committed to building friendly and cooperative relations with Pakistan that leads to peace in the region. Mukherjee's affirmation came in a message to his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on the occasion of...
  • My comments on Dawood were grossly twisted, taken out of context: Shahryar Khan August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's special envoy for improving relations with India Shahryar Khan denied having acknowledged the presence of 1993 Bombay blast accused Dawood Ibrahim in his country saying that his comments were taken out of context by the media. "I think that comment was grossly twisted....
  • Trade would be best way forward for IndoPak relations: Kerry June 23, 2013

    US Secretary of State John Kerry is in New Delhi in his first visit after taking office at the State Department. Kerry said trade would be a best way forward to normalise relations with Pakistan. ...
  • Hope Sharif fulfils promises made during campaign: Khurshid May 30, 2013

    Allahabad: India on Wednesday expressed hope that Pakistan Prime Ministerelect Nawaz Sharif will "convert into reality" the "positive signals" he had given during his election campaign. "There were many positive signals from Nawaz Sharif with relation to India during the election campaign. We hope that he will work towards converting...
  • PM not to attend Nawaz Sharif's swearingin ceremony: Sources May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Government sources on Tuesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending the swearingin ceremony of Pakistan's Prime Minister elect Nawaz Sharif. India is likely to formally decline Sharif's invitation to Manmohan. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO), however, has said that no formal invite has been received...
  • India, Pak should jointly address fears: Nawaz Sharif May 14, 2013

    Islamabad: PMLN chief Nawaz Sharif, who is set to be Pakistan's Prime Minister for a record third time, says that India and Pakistan should jointly address their fears. Meanwhile, Sharif on Monday invited Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his swearingin ceremony. However, sources said that India is likely to formally...
  • Success in Indo-Pak talks not a one day affair: Khurshid March 10, 2013

    Ghaziabad: Terming as "unofficial" Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf's visit to India, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said success in bilateral issues involving the two neighbours is a time taking affair. The Minister also said that he would not be able to give a time frame as to...
  • Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Rajouri February 17, 2013

    Jammu: An infiltration bid by a group of five militants was on Sunday foiled by the Army, which launched a massive search operation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. "A suspected move of a group of fourfive persons was detected by alert army...
  • India rejects OIC suggestion to allow mission to J&K February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Strongly rejecting Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's suggestion of allowing an OIC fact finding mission to Jammu and Kashmir to assess rights situation there, India today said the grouping has no "locus standi" on such matters and termed suggestions to this effect by Pakistan Foreign Minister as "propagandist". "The OIC...
  • Want to resolve all issues with India: Pakistan January 24, 2013

    Islamabad: Notwithstanding lukewarm response from India following heightened tensions, Pakistan on Thursday said it wants to resolve all issues with India, including those along the Line of Control, through talks as dialogue is the best way to address such matters. Islamabad wants to sort out all issues with New Delhi,...
  • After cancellation of plays, Pak artistes to go back January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: A group of artistes from Pakistan headed home on Friday after two plays by its theatre groups at the ongoing Bharat Rang Mahotsav at National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi were cancelled amid the recent flareup of tensions between the two countries. National Academy of Performing Arts'(NAPA)...
  • The Last Word: Where do IndoPak relations stand? January 17, 2013

    Hina Rabbani Khar has suggested talks at the foreign ministry level to resolve the IndoPak crisis. ...
  • Overthrow Congress, Bal Thackeray appeals to people November 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Tuesday appealed to people to overthrow the Congress governments in the state and at the Centre, saying they had ignored crucial issues like rising inflation, electricity shortage, corruption and IndoPak relations. "Oust Congress and banish the darkness forever," the 86yearold Sena patriarch said in...
  • India, Pak identify 8 areas of mutual cooperation September 8, 2012

    India and Pakistan have identified eight areas, including agriculture, education and IT & Telecom for mutually beneficial cooperation. ...
  • Full text: IndiaPakistan joint statement September 8, 2012

    Joint Statement following the meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan and the Minister of External Affairs of India. 1. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Ms Hina Rabbani Khar and the Minister of External Affairs of India Mr SM Krishna met in Islamabad on September 8, 2012,...
  • Will not be held hostage by history: SM Krishna September 8, 2012

    Islamabad: Foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, SM Krishna and Hina Rabbani Khar addressed the media in Islamabad on Saturday after the second round of resumed dialogue between the two countries with issues like terrorism to be on top of the agenda. Both Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart emphasised the...
  • MoU to be signed during SM Krishna's visit to Pak September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Even though questions remain over the signing of the new liberalised visa agreement between India and Pakistan during the upcoming Foreign Ministerslevel talks, the two countries are likely to ink an MoU, highly placed sources on Wednesday said. The sources said an MoU is likely to be signed between...