On the sideline – talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Bishkek SCO Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reported to have ruled out reviving talks with Pakistan until the latter put a permanent end to cross-border terrorism against India.
“Pakistan needs to create an atmosphere free of terror but at this stage we do not see it happening. We expect Islamabad to take concrete action to resume talks”, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale quoted PM Modi as telling President Xi.
During their meeting, Xi in turn reportedly told Modi that India and China “do not pose threats” to each other as he expressed Beijing’s willingness to join New Delhi in pushing forward a closer development partnership.
“China is ready to work with India to continuously advance closer development partnership between the two countries,” Xi said. Read More