Many controversies resulted in the middle of India and Pakistan at the United Nations taking after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s location to the General Assembly in which he had proposed another four-guide peace activity toward India, including disarmament of Kashmir and “unlimited common withdrawal” from Siachen Glacier.
Despite all the public rancour, when Mr Modi and Mr Sharif met at the sidelines of a conference in the Russian city of Ufa this July they tried to start a dialogue process.
In reply to a question, he said the global community was listening to Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir and peace could not be achieved by hurling allegations. Pakistan’s army chief addressed two important institutes in London last week, pointing out India’s hostility towards his country at a time when it was engaged in countering terrorism within its territory.
In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Aziz said, “We haven’t kept thousand of troops to suppress our Kashmir, there is hardly any soldier who is suppressing our people“.
Whether its Pakistan’s insistence on resolving Kashmir as a core issue or India seeking redress on terror claims, the future does not lie in a vacuum.
“Commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” initiative, Parrikar said, “‘Make in India’ in the defence sector can generate at least 30-40 lakh jobs.
Pakistan has said it was regrettable that instead of responding to its goodwill gesture, India is “interfering” in its internal matters and accused it of supporting terrorism. After India’s nasty response on October 1, Pakistani foreign office also threw niceties to the wind. The official also rejected criticism that the new policy of highlighting PoK issues could lead to “internationalising” the Kashmir issue, which India has avoided for decades.
Targeting the United Nations on its 70th anniversary, she said it “appears as an ineffective institution” when gauged on the parameters of whether it has been able to prevent conflicts, managed to find permanent solution to these conflicts or showing the path of peace to the world which is going the way of violence.
The second point, regarding the non-use or no threat of the use of force, takes us back to various proposals floated by Pakistani and Indian leaders since the early 1950s for a joint defence arrangement, no-war pact, no first use of nuclear weapons and a nuclear and conventional weapons restraint regime.