India rejects Pak's offer to shift weapons
India has said that it was its sovereign right to decide where to deploy its forces, head of the Pak delegation said.india Updated: Apr 27, 2006 17:39 IST
India has rejected Pakistan's proposal to remove all heavy weapons from Kashmir, a Pakistani official said on Thursday.
However, the two sides agreed that they would not set up new military posts along the Himalayan frontier.
Senior officials of the two sides held talks in Islamabad on confidence-building measures in their conventional weaponry as part of a peace process to end a half-century of hostility.
Head of the Pakistan delegation Tariq Usman Haider said that Pakistan had proposed moving all heavy weapons above 120mm caliber from Jammu and Kashmir.
India did not accept the offer, saying it was its sovereign right to decide where to deploy its forces, he said.