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Pakistan’s plea for talks met with terror demand

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India has stated that it will only consider resuming diplomatic talks with Pakistan if the environment is “conducive and free from terrorism.” This statement was made by a spokesperson from the Indian foreign ministry, who also emphasized that India has always desired peaceful relations with its neighboring country.

This response came in response to a request from Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for “sincere and earnest talks” to address issues between the two nations, including the ongoing conflict in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian government has made it clear that any talks with Pakistan must be preceded by a guarantee of a safe and secure environment, free from acts of terrorism and violence. This has been a consistent stance, as New Delhi believes that any meaningful dialogue must take place in an atmosphere free from fear and intimidation.

The Indian foreign ministry representative further added that India remains committed to normalizing bilateral ties with Pakistan, but the onus is on Pakistan to create an environment that is conducive to talks.