India to resume talks with Pakistan only if they dismantle terror infrastructureJune 5th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 5 (ANI): Minister of External Affairs SM Krishna on Friday said India will resume dialogue with Pakistan only if they take concrete measures to prevent terrorist attacks.
Talking to reporters here, Krishna said, “There will not be any talks between India and Pakistan unless they take concrete measures to prevent terrorist attacks emanating from Pakistan aimed against India. Pakistan is not serious about fighting against terrorism.” Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Foreign Office has said that New Delhi’s pre-conditions for resumption of dialogue with Islamabad are untenable.
Reacting to remarks made by Krishna, spokesman Abdul Basit said the two countries were using diplomatic channels to see how the dialogue process could be resumed.
The spokesman said that it is through dialogue that the two countries understand each other and can get down to the business of resolving issues facing the region.
Basit said it was important for India and Pakistan to get the dialogue process back on track as quickly as possible and without pre-conditions.
He said Pakistan believed that a fair and just resolution of the long-standing Kashmir dispute was absolutely essential for viable and lasting peace in the region. (ANI)
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