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Welcome ‘calm’ on LoC, wish for good relations with Pak: Parrikar

Welcome ‘calm’ on LoC, wish for good relations with Pak: Parrikar

BENGALURU: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today welcomed the “calm” on the Line of Control (LoC) and said India wants to have friendly relationship with Pakistan.

            He, however, added that this does not mean India will not be prepared for any eventuality.

            Responding to a question on reports of ceasefire violations declining since Qamar Bajwa took charge of Pakistan army last November, the Defence Minister said he appreciates that the new Pakistani General has managed to make his forces understand their neighbour’s concerns.

            The LoC has often witnessed intense shelling from both the sides.

            “We wish to have good relationship with Pakistan and China. There should be no reason why we should be fighting and consider them with doubt. As far as I am concerned, I don’t consider any action as doubt. If he has kept calm, then I welcome it. (AGENCIES)

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