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India committed to peace, cooperation with Pak: PM

PTI  New Delhi, August 14, 2013
First Published: 21:55 IST(14/8/2013) | Last Updated: 21:56 IST(14/8/2013)

Amid skirmishes at the border, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday conveyed to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif that India would keep pursuing peace, friendship and cooperation with that country.

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In his Independence Day greetings, Singh extended good wishes to Sharif for building a peaceful, stable and prosperous Pakistan.

He told Sharif that India remains "committed to pursuing peace, friendship and cooperation" with Pakistan.

Singh's commitment to peace and friendship came against the backdrop of killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistan Army in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir last week.

After that incident, regular skirmishes have been taking place between the militaries of the two countries along the Line of Control and International Border.

Earlier in the day, Parliament rejected the Pakistan National Assembly resolution, saying it levelled "absolutely baseless and unfounded" allegations against India and asserted the Pakistan Army was actually involved in "unprovoked" attack on the Line of Control (LoC) last week.


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