If there’s dialogue with Pakistan, it will be only on PoK: Rajnath Singh


Nation Next Newsroom | Aug 18, 2019 15:39

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

While asserting that a dialogue with Pakistan is possible only if it stops supporting terrorism, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that if talks take place with Pakistan, they will be only on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Singh made the statement in Kalka (Haryana) while addressing a public rally ahead of flagging off the BJP’s Jan Aashirwad rally for assembly polls.

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“If at all talks there have to be any talks with Pakistan they will only occur when Pakistan stops supporting terrorism. If there’s a dialogue with Pakistan, it will be on PoK and not on any other issue,” said the Union Defence Minister.

Speaking about the revocation of Article 70 by India, Singh said that the step has weakened Pakistan and has has become of cause of concern for the neighbouring country. Singh said, “Pakistan is now approaching various countries for saving them. What crime have we committed? Why are we being threatened? However, America has snubbed Pakistan and asked it to go back and initiate a dialogue with India.”