No talks with Pakistan till it stops supporting terrorism, says Indian envoy to United States


An India envoy on Thursday said the country will not hold talks with Pakistan until it gives up its state policy of supporting terrorism, PTI reported. The statement came hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance swept the Lok Sabha elections.

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, India’s ambassador to the United States, said the onus of ensuring the success of peace talks was on Pakistan, and emphasised that the future of bilateral ties would improve once Pakistan stopped using terrorism as a means of achieving its objectives.

“I think the government will be within its mandate to start a better relationship,” Shringla told a group of American reporters after the results were declared. Read More

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