India is obliged to engage with Pakistan: PM

October 30th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS  

By Minu Jain
On Board Air India One, Oct 30 (IANS) India is obliged to engage with Pakistan because it is a neighbour but that doesn’t mean New Delhi has to give up its position on various issues.

“It is our policy to engage with Pakistan. That doesn’t mean we have to give up or surrender,” the prime minister told Indian journalists on his way home from Vietnam.

“I have often said that we can choose friends, but not neighbours. We are obliged to engage with Pakistan.”

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