War with Pakistan not an option, says Sushma

Indian FM

Web Desk: As Pakistan and India gear up to resume talks under the renamed ‘Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue’, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday ruled out the option of war for resolving disputes with nuclear-armed neighbour Pakistan, as she announced her government’s decision to tackle terrorism-related issues through negotiations.

“We said we can talk so that terrorism comes to an end. So talks (between national security advisers) took place in Bangkok where we discussed about terrorism. But one meeting will not bring a solution to all the problems. So we will continue the dialogue,” she told lawmakers in the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Indian parliament on Wednesday, the Indian Express reported.

Her comments came days after she had told the Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian parliament, that the Narendra Modi administration intended to have an ‘uninterrupted’ dialogue process with Pakistan.

“We have decided that through talks we will resolve the issue of terrorism as talks is the way forward so that the shadow of terror is removed.”

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