New Delhi: Calling newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, legendary cricketer Imran Khan as a mere ‘puppet’ in the hands of the Pakistani army, Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh said that the change is something that needs to be waited and watched for.
Interacting with the media in an interactive session of the “Smart Border Management” seminar, organized by the industry body FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), General Singh’s reference was directed towards the new Pakistani government and its approach towards curbing terrorism activities on their soil.
General Singh answered on a frequently debated question of dialogues between the neighboring countries. “The policy is very clear. We need a suitable environment and set up for dialogues between the two nation,” he said adding that only talks on terror can take place while terror and talks cannot go hand in hand.
The centre has refrained from the SAARC summit, which was hosted in Islamabad, but has carried out joint operation exercise with the Pak military forces under the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization), he said and clarified that there are no talks or clarifications being held from the Pakistan’s side on the opening of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.
Following the letter written by Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Siddhu to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on identifying the positive intentions of Pakistan, Union Minister Harsimrat Badal has also written a letter to Sushma Swaraj seeking clarifications on the bilateral realtion between the two nations.