Normalisation of ties with Pak should not be done in haste: Antony
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Jan 31: Notwithstanding reduction in tensions along the LoC, Defence Ministry has emphasised that relations with Pakistan should not be normalised in a haste.
Defence Minister A K Antony advocated a "wait and watch" approach in this regard and said vigilance cannot be lowered.
"Even though after the second round of DGMO-level talks the tension around LoC has reduced, we cannot lower our guard and we have to be vigilant 24x7.
"We have to take all precautions to face any eventuality and we are advising everybody that do not be hasty about normalisation. You wait and watch and then only move forward. That is our approach," he told reporters here.
Antony also dismissed Pakistan Army's claim in complaints to the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) that several of its troops have been beheaded by the Indian Army in the last 15 years.
"Totally baseless," he said on the issue.
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