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Good Neighbours Don’t Do Terrorism: Jaishankar on India-Pak Ties; On Ukraine, EAM Reiterates Need to Return - News18

Last updated Thursday, November 10, 2022 11:05 ET , Source: TopWireNews

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said people of India want good relations with Pakistan but “good" neighbours don’t carry out terrorist activities.
Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2022, Jaishankar said the understanding within the government regarding friendly relations with neighbour Pakistan is not different from the public’s expectations. “I sense that the people of this country want a neighbourly relationship with Pakistan. But they want a good neighbourly relationship and good neighbours don’t do terrorism. It is as simple as that," he said.
The Union Minister discussed India’s relations with China, Pakistan and the United States, the ongoing Ukraine conflict as well plans by the government ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the G-20 summit in Bali.
‘Present State of Relations Not in China’s Own Interest’
On India-China relations amid growing concerns over Beijing’s aggressive military posturing along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the union minister said there are still some issues that need to be worked upon. “India and China have made some progress on some issues keeping in mind equal and mutual security but there are some which still need to be worked upon," he said.
He said the clash between Indian troops and Chinese PLA in Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh in June 2020 was “an attempt by one party to depart from the status quo which is the “heart of the issue."
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