Indo Pak Ties

  • Kashmir issue must be resolved peacefully, committed to improving ties with India: Pak envoy 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Emphasising on the need for effective dialogue to find peaceful solutions to the problems, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday said that they stand committed to improving ties with India. "We have have good neighbourly relations with India. We are convinced in Pakistan that problems with India...
  • Hurriyat welcomes announcement on Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary talks July 25, 2014

    Welcoming the proposed foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan next month, moderate Hurriyat Conference today said it was ready to extend its support to any initiative aimed at peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue. "The resumption of talks at foreign secretary level (between India and Pakistan) is a welcome step. We...
  • 'Acche din aa rahe hain' for Indo-Pak ties: Pak envoy June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Borrowing from Narendra Modi's phraseology, Pakistan on Tuesday said that 'acche din aa rahe hain' for bilateral ties with India and expressed hope that the process of granting non-discriminatory market access to the country will begin after the resumption of talks between the two. "Let the bilateral...
  • Modi-Sharif meet: Photo-op or an ice breaker? June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Narendra Modi raised issues of terror and the trial in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case in his first bilateral meeting with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. IBN18 Editor-In-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai takes question with...
  • Pakistan keen on peace with India, wants sustained talks: Envoy April 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Maintaining that wars between the two countries have fetched no returns, Pakistan on Tuesday said that it wants a sustained and comprehensive dialogue process with India and asserted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was keen on peace with New Delhi for growth and prosperity of his country. "Our Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • India, Pakistan should do away with old thinking, says Salman Khurshid January 29, 2014

    Islamabad: India and Pakistan should do away with their old thinking and take new measures for solution of problems and lasting peace in the region, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Wednesday. In a meeting with a visiting Pakistani media delegation in New Delhi, Khurshid said Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • J&K: Cross LoC trade suffers another brutal setback January 19, 2014

    Baramulla: In less than a year's time another major recovery by Baramulla police in which Brown sugar worth Rs 114 crores was seized from a truck coming from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) to Uri during cross LoC trade on Friday. According to the sources, the police found 114 packets of...
  • India, Pak discuss ways to normalise, enhance trade ties January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the meeting between their commerce ministers on Saturday, India and Pakistan on Wednesday discussed "impediments" hampering the normalisation of trade ties, in a bid to remove them and move forward. During the meeting between Commerce Secretary S R Rao and his Pakistani counterpart Qasim M Niyaz,...
  • Resuming dialogue with India among policy initiatives, says Sharif December 27, 2013

    Pakistan has taken several foreign policy initiatives, including steps to resume dialogue with India, and the country's diplomatic corps should work for a peaceful neighbourhood, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday. Sharif made the remarks at the inauguration of a new block of the Foreign Office in Islamabad named after...
  • India, Pakistan set to hold commerce secretary level talks December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: After the meeting of the India and Pakistan director generals of military operations after 14 years, the commerce secretaries of both countries are set to meet next month - in another major step towards normalization of relations between the two neighbours. Pakistan has proposed two sets of dates in...
  • Pakistan describes Indo-Pak DGMO meet 'positive step forward' December 26, 2013

    Describing the meeting of the DGMOs of the two countries as a "positive step forward", Pakistan on Thursday said better relations with India is a top priority. "This meeting is a positive step forward," Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said about the December 24 meet between the Directors General of Military...
  • J&K: After 2-week-long lull, Pakistan violates ceasefire November 22, 2013

    After a fortnight's lull, Pakistani troops on Friday violated the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir yet again, opening fire on Indian positions in Mendhar sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, defence officials said. Defence sources said that Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions in Balakote area of...
  • Manmohan Singh disappointed with Sharif over ceasefire violations October 24, 2013

    On Board Air India One: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Thursday, said he was disappointed with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and asked him "even at this late hour" to recognise that what was happening on the LoC and International Border is not good for the two nations. "Let me say I...
  • India rejects Sharif's demand for US intervention on Kashmir October 20, 2013

    Rejecting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's demand for US intervention in resolving the Kashmir issue, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, on Sunday, said India will not accept this as the matter is a bilateral one agreed to between the two nations. He expressed concern over repeated ceasefire violations at the Line...
  • China welcomes Indo-Pak PM meet in New York September 30, 2013

    Welcoming the meeting between Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, China, on Monday, said it supports efforts by the two neighbours to resolve their differences through dialogue as it is critical to the region's peace and stability. "We welcome the efforts made by the leaders of India and...
  • Lalu Prasad supports Indo-Pak talks amid attacks in J&K September 27, 2013

    RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, on Thursday, said talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif should take place as scheduled despite a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. "India and Pakistan should continue to engage with each other to strengthen bilateral relations," he told reporters in reply...
  • World View: Will the Manmohan-Sharif meet in New York be little more than a photo-op? September 20, 2013

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed hope that India and Pakistan would discuss ways to address the tension at the LoC during a possible meeting of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week. ...
  • LoC incident raised doubts about Pakistan's sincerity: Indian Envoy September 3, 2013

    Islamabad:India on Tuesday said recent developments on the LoC raised “doubts on Pakistan’s sincerity” and stressed the need for both countries to forge a common policy for combating terrorism. India's position was conveyed to Pakistan by High Commissioner T C A Raghavan during a courtesy call on Adviser to the Prime...
  • Secretary-level talks with Pakistan unlikely: Sources August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The killing of five Indian soldiers by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir has put bilateral talks under cloud. Sources told CNN-IBN that secretary-level talks between the two sides are unlikely now. But Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's proposed dialogue with his Pakistani...
  • 'Pak must take action on terror groups to improve ties' June 18, 2013

    Pune: Holding that a "peaceful and stable" Pakistan was in India's interest, Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday said that the neighbouring country must initiate strong action against terrorist groups operating from its soil, in order to improve Indo-Pak ties. "We are concerned about terrorist groups in Pakistan. They should take...
  • No evidence against Pak govt in Sarabjit attack: Pramit Pal Chaudhuri April 29, 2013

    How is the attack on Sarabjit Singh within jail premises likely to impact India-Pakistan ties? Will Pakistan allow Sarabjit Singh to be treated abroad? If he recovers, does this increase the chances of his release? Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, foreign editor, Hindustan Times, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the...
  • Decisions to improve ties with India in coming weeks: Pak March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Underlining the importance of normalisation of trade with India, Pakistan on Thursday said more decisions will be taken in "coming weeks and months" to improve trade ties but did not say when it will grant the much delayed Most Favoured National (MFN) status. "We are in a way...
  • India isn't keen to go the UN way for fear of 'internationalising' the issue: Suhasini Haidar January 16, 2013

    To what extent are the incidents of ceasefire violation and soldiers' deaths along the LoC likely to affect Indo-Pak ties? CNN-IBN's Senior Editor Suhasini Haidar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Does it really effect the political class and a selfish society " beheading of our...
  • News 360: Govt considers Kelkar panel report, fuel price may be hiked January 11, 2013

    Petroleum And Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily Moily on Friday said that a hike in diesel and LPG prices could be announced soon. ...
  • Ties may be hit as Pak opens fire on Indian posts again January 12, 2013

    New Delhi: It's almost a week of flared tensions between India and Pakistan. Across the Line of Control, fresh firing has been reported from eight posts, and even as India tried to de-escalate the tension, the Pakistan foreign office on Friday summoned the Indian envoy, issuing him a demarche over...
  • No Pak panel to be allowed unless NIA team visits Pak October 21, 2012

    New Delhi: India is unlikely to permit a Pakistani judicial commission to visit here again to cross examine the Mumbai terror attack witnesses unless an NIA team is allowed to go to that country first and determines the necessity of such an exercise. India wants to send a team of...
  • Pak PM for mutually beneficial ties with India August 15, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday expressed his desire to work together with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh to forge friendly and mutually beneficial relations between the two countries. Ashraf made the remarks in a message sent to Singh to felicitate him on India's Independence Day on August...
  • PCB chief hopeful of resuming ties with India April 18, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf remains positive about reviving bilateral cricket ties with India, following President Asif Ali Zardari's weekend trip to New Delhi. India stalled cricket ties with Pakistan in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008. "I am positive about it because I had...
  • 'Manmohan-Zardari talks took place in a cordial atmosphere' April 8, 2012

    Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Shalid Malik said that the Manmohan-Zardari talks took place in a cordial atmosphere. ...
  • Rameez stresses on revival of Indo-Pak series November 28, 2011

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja feels restoring bilateral cricket ties with India should be the top priority of the Pakistan Cricket Board. "Our cricket has got a few very important priorities which need to be looked at. First one obviously is how to relaunch cricket back in Pakistan. Number two...