Continued terror cannot be “new normal” in ties: India to Pak

NEW DELHI: Talking tough in the wake of attack on army camp in Nagrota, India today made it clear that talks with Pakistan cannot take place in an atmosphere of “continued terror”, which it will never accept as “new normal” in the bilateral relationship.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also said the Government is awaiting detailed information on the specifics of the Nagrota attack before it decides on the next steps.

“But I do wish to emphasise that the Government takes this incident very seriously and will do what it feels is required for our national security,” he asserted.

Asked if there would be bilateral talks on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia (HoA) Conference in Amritsar on December 3 and 4, he said, “We have not received any request from Pakistan for a bilateral meeting.

“India has always been open to talks but obviously it cannot be that talks take place in an atmosphere of continued terrorism. India will never accept continued terrorism as the new normal in the bilateral relationship,” Swarup said. (AGENCIES)

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