Window of goodwill and dialogue with Pakistan closing: Manohar Parrikar

Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar warned on Saturday that whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi had opened a window of goodwill and dialogue with Pakistan, it was now closing as doubts remained about its sincerity in tackling terrorism.

“Prime Minister Modi opened a window of alternatives when he visited (the) Pakistan prime minister. I feel that window is slowly closing. Earlier than it closes, Pakistan must develop that belief with India on its sincerity on the strategy,” he was quoted by NDTV as saying.

“Pakistan separates terrorists between good ones and dangerous ones. They’re after dangerous ones however the good ones are promoted to function in Afghanistan and India. I feel that must be tackled at a diplomatic stage,” Mr Parrikar stated.

The minister made the feedback on the Shangri-La Dialogue, an inter-governmental safety discussion board in Singapore. He referred to Mr Modi’s shock go to to Lahore in December final yr. The feedback have been backed by a tweet from BJP nationwide basic secretary Ram Madhav, a senior RSS man.

Learn extra: No evidence of Pakistan’s involvement in Pathankot attack: Indian NIA chief

The feedback got here a day after the chief of the Nationwide Investigation Company probing the Pathankot terrorist assault stated the Pakistan authorities didn’t look like concerned.

Mr Modi and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier this week had a cellphone dialog forward of the latter’s coronary heart surgical procedure in London. They reportedly mentioned ties between India and Pakistan which have cooled in latest weeks over the probe into the Pathankot terrorist strike.

Learn extra: India is ready for talks: Indian High Commissioner

Following a visit by a workforce of Pakistani investigators to the safe facility in Punjab, Pakistan has not cleared a counter-request for officers from India’s premier investigation company, the NIA, to go to Pakistan.

India’s exterior affairs ministry alleges the function of Pakistani nationals within the terrorist strike on the Indian Air Power base in Pathankot “is an accepted truth” whereas the NIA refuted reviews of exonerating the nation’s authorities in aiding the terrorists.

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