Indo Pak Relations

  • Confidence building with Pakistan essential for trade: Amarinder Singh 17-04-2014 07:37 PM

    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...
  • India awaiting date from Pak on proposed DGMOs meeting 21-11-2013 08:59 PM

    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 follow-up of an outcome of Singh-Sharif...
  • Pakistan should avoid duplicitous behaviour: India 23-10-2013 12:25 AM

    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...
  • Sharif's 'dehati aurat' comment a joke, not a derogatory remark against Manmohan Singh: Pakistani journalist 29-09-2013 03:57 PM

    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...
  • Talks are the only way forward for better Indo-Pak relations, says Farooq 29-09-2013 12:25 AM

    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 Indo-Pak relations. While speaking to Karan Thapar on CNN-IBN, Abdullah said sending the Army or having a war...
  • Narendra Modi calls for change, says India needs a stronger leadership 15-09-2013 02:37 PM

    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....
  • Despite LoC killings, India committed for friendly ties with Pak, says Pranab 13-08-2013 07:29 PM

    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...
  • My comments on Dawood were grossly twisted, taken out of context: Shahryar Khan 10-08-2013 06:51 PM

    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....
  • Hope Sharif fulfils promises made during campaign: Khurshid 30-05-2013 10:56 AM

    Allahabad: India on Wednesday expressed hope that Pakistan Prime Minister-elect 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 swearing-in ceremony: Sources 14-05-2013 09:21 AM

    New Delhi: Government sources on Tuesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending the swearing-in 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 14-05-2013 08:13 AM

    Islamabad: PML-N 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 swearing-in ceremony. However, sources said that India is likely to formally...
  • Overthrow Congress, Bal Thackeray appeals to people 13-11-2012 01:49 PM

    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 Indo-Pak relations. "Oust Congress and banish the darkness forever," the 86-year-old Sena patriarch said...
  • Hope good terms with India will continue: Khar 03-01-2012 09:31 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Tuesday expressed hope that the positive trends seen in Indo-Pak relations in 2011 would continue this year to boost the agenda of development and prosperity in the region. Khar made the remarks when Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal paid a courtesy call...
  • Pak violates ceasefire again, BSF jawan injured 31-12-2011 11:58 AM

    Jammu: Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistani troops fired at a BSF patrol party leaving a jawan injured in Samba district. Pakistani troops fired on the patrol party along the International Border (IB) in Khowara belt in Samba district last night, a senior BSF officer said on Thursday. In the...
  • LoC trade gets a boost, worth more than 800 cr 19-11-2011 07:03 AM

    New Delhi: The extension to trade for four days in a week and the proposal to raise infrastructure at the trade center have given businessmen in the valley much to cheer about. LoC trade is now worth more than Rs 800 crore three years since it began. Custodian Officer, Salamabad...
  • Visually-impaired cricketers for Indo-Pak relations 16-11-2011 08:53 AM

    New Delhi: Shekhar Naik is a man on a mission. His team of visually impaired cricketers are all set for their Pakistan series - the first time since 26/11 that any sports team from India will be playing in Pakistan. And they're very excited. Shekhar Naik Lachma said, "We believe...
  • No limit for Indo-Pak trade: Pak Commerce Secy 15-11-2011 08:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Most Favoured Nation status, granted by Pakistan to India, will be formalised by the end of January. Pakistan's Commerce Secretary Zafar Mahmood, ahead of Day two of talks with India, said the process has been endorsed by the Pakistani Cabinet. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Mehmood said Pakistan...
  • Indo-Pak Commerce Secy-level talks begin today 14-11-2011 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: The India-Pakistan Commerce Secretary-level talks began on Monday, with the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) issue among the main agenda items of the parleys that seek to normalise bilateral trade relations. Pakistan's Commerce Secretary Zafar Mahmood, accompanied by a team of officials, will hold discussions with his Indian counterpart...
  • India, Pakistan trade ties encouraging: US 12-11-2011 08:18 AM

    Addu (Maldives): Recent measures to normalise trade between India and Pakistan are encouraging signs towards the realisation of a 'new silk road' connecting south and central Asia, a US official said on Friday. Robert O Blake the Assistant Secretary of State for Southern and Central Asian Affairs said that the...
  • Can India, Pak convert thaw into friendship? 10-11-2011 07:09 AM

    Addu: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Maldives on Thursday, the atmospherics seem right. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Wednesday said "animosity is in the past" and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar had said...
  • Krishna, Khar meet on positive note in Maldives 09-11-2011 12:53 PM

    Addu: India and Pakistan on Wednesday acknowledged that the trust deficit between them was "shrinking" and termed terrorism as a threat to both countries. The common acknowledgement came as External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar, a day before the meeting of the prime ministers...
  • Pakistan's u-turn on India's MFN status? 03-11-2011 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: India has welcomed the grant of 'Most Favoured Nation' status by Pakistan but now there is confusion over the status of the Pakistani cabinet's decision. A press release posted on Wednesday night on the Pakistan government website said the cabinet had given the mandate to take the trade...
  • RAW, ISI should end confrontation: Musharraf 27-10-2011 12:32 PM

    Washington: RAW and ISI, the intelligence agencies of India and Pakistan, should end their confrontational course and initiate a process of rapprochement to stop "harming" each other, former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf has said. "Afghanistan always has been anti-Pakistan because Soviet Union and India have very close relation in Afghanistan....
  • Pak says 3 troops killed by Indian soldiers 02-09-2011 09:40 AM

    Islamabad: Indian forces fired across the de facto border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir early on Wednesday, killing three Pakistani soldiers, the Pakistani army said on Thursday. It said Indian forces opened 'unprovoked' fire across the so-called Line of Control (LoC) - which divides Kashmir between India and...
  • What does Pak FM bring to the talking table? 27-07-2011 08:07 AM

    New Delhi: At 34, Pakistan's first woman Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar is about half the age of her counterparts worldwide and as this head-turner heads into talks with our own External Affairs minister SM Krishna, both her youth and her beauty are dominating the buzz. But Khar does have...