India refuses to hold dialogues with Pakistan
New Delhi has once again shot down any chance for dialogue as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s foreign affairs adviser heads to Amritsar for a key regional summit.
Speaking at his weekly news briefing on Thursday, Indian external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup categorically ruled out any possibility of talks between Indian officials and Sartaj Aziz at the sidelines of the Heart of Asia conference, due to take place on December 3 and 4.
“Talks cannot happen in a climate of continued terrorism,” the Times of India quoted Swarup as saying.
“India will never accept continued terrorism as the new normal of the bilateral relationship,” Swarup added.