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No use of Indo-Pak talks if hearts don't meet: BJP

PTI  New Delhi, October 07, 2013
First Published: 20:46 IST(7/10/2013) | Last Updated: 20:49 IST(7/10/2013)

Against the backdrop of the anti-infiltration operation in the Keran sector in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP on Monday alleged that India has a soft approach towards Pakistan and suggested that there is no point in holding talks with Islamabad if the "hearts do not meet".

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"India has achieved nothing since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shook hands with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif in New York. In fact, there is infiltration in Keran sector and it still continues. Any softness by India only encourages the ISI and the Pakistan army," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

He claimed that the only thing which will deter Pakistan is a strong attitude by India towards it.

BJP had insisted that Singh should not hold talks with Sharif during his US visit.

"Pakistan thinks people in India will forget that its forces had beheaded our soldiers. India should not hold talks with Pakistan. When our hearts do not meet why should we hold meetings with them," Hussain said.

He maintained that the recent incidents where an Indian soldier was beheaded and some others killed by Pakistani forces at the LoC were fresh in people's mind.

The main Opposition suggested to the government to keep a safe distance from Pakistan even when it has to interact with it.

"India still has a soft attitude towards Pakistan," Hussain rued.


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