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Antony's statement will help improve ties: Pakistan

world Updated: Dec 17, 2008 11:16 IST

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Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed India's assurance that it will not carry out any military action against its neighbour, saying such a statement will help improve the existing "climate" of relations between the two countries.

Terming it a "welcome statement," Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said Pakistan has already made it clear that war is not a solution to the current problem.

"We have already said that war is not a solution and if an Indian leader or minister says the same, it is certainly a welcome statement," Babar told a news channel.

Defence Minister AK Antony had on Tuesday said that New Delhi is not planning any military action against Pakistan, while stressing that the neighbouring country will have to take action against terrorists there for the relations to improve.

"The reiteration of the principle that war is no solution on either side surely will help in improving the present climate of relations," Babar said.