‘Resume Indo-Pak composite dialogue’
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Jan 26: With the exclusion of Pakistani cricketers from IPL this year triggering a diplomatic row with India, foreign policy experts from both the countries have favoured resumption of composite dialogue between the two neighbours.
Participating in a debate on “India Tonight” programme with Karan Thapar, to be aired on CNBC TV 18 soon, former Indian External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh, retired Foreign Secretary Muchkund Dubey and former Pakistan High Commissioner to India Aziz Ahmad Khan, said such “minor incidents” should not be allowed to affect the Indo-Pak relations.
Singh said that India should be magnanimous enough to apologise to Pakistan (on the IPL fiasco), adding, “India did not act in a mature manner on the issue. The sports minister (M S Gill) should say something on this”.
However, Dubey was of the view that instead of an apology, nothing short of a re-bidding (of players) will do.
Khan said the non-selection after inviting Pakistani players for IPL bidding was “insulting”.
Noting that Pakistan’s “dilly dallying” over strong action against the 26/11 attackers was the impediment in the Indo-Pak dialogue, Dubey conferred with Thapar’s view that Islamabad was using LeT as a “convenient tool” to target India.
Defending his country on the militant front, Khan said Pakistan has taken “concerted and strong action” against militant groups and pleaded that when it was a victim of terror too, how could it let them breed on its soil.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 27 Jan 2010 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM NEWS
- PaK Kashmiris observe 'Black Day'
- Ban on Islamic practices in West
- Hamidi Kashmiri among Padma awardees
- Ministers unfurl tricolour at district places
- R-Day protest e-way
- 1 dies 29 hurt in mishaps
- Fateh offered for Imam
- Fog impacts R-Day parade, flight schedules
- ‘Resume Indo-Pak composite dialogue’
- Leaders from 90 nations to discuss global challenges
- India to disfavour nato forces’ exit
- Kashmir American Council to organize lecture on Kashmir
- Kashmir part of Pakistan in CGF map
Sweet Home at Dalgate ruined
Welcome to my home. This is my sweet home,” reads a greeting pasted on the left wall at the entrance of Ghulam Nabi Wani’s residence. His youngest daughter, six-year-old Samma designed the hanging with More
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Jan 26: The Information Department today paid glowing tributes to its employees killed in a blast on this day 1996, in the Control Room of the pavilion of M A M Stadium here. Director More
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, Jan 26: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) Pakistan chapter on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration to mark India’s Republic Day as black day. Protest demonstrations, rallies and More
- GK Business
* Traders demand amendment in SOP * Discuss issue with officials in DelhiSrinagar, Jan 26: The cross-LoC trade remained suspended today with traders demanding amendments in the Standard More