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We have made enough efforts for good relations with Pak: Advani

January 02, 2003 09:59 IST

Acknowledging that international pressure on Pakistan to end cross-border terrorism has not worked, Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishenchand Advani on Wednesday made it clear that India would not resume talks with that country till it stopped sponsoring terrorism.

"International pressure does not work beyond a point on any country. There will be no dialogue with Pakistan till it stops abetting cross-border terrorism and dismantles the terrorist infrastructure," he told reporters in Delhi.

Asked if there was any change in the level of terrorist infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir, Advani said, "Infiltration has not come down. There may have been a change because of snow blocking the mountain passes."

The deputy prime minister said Pakistan had not shown any change in its policy towards state sponsorship of terrorism.

"I do not see any prospects of resumption of Indo-Pak talks. There might have been a change in Islamabad's words but not in action," he said when asked about Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf's offer to hold a dialogue with India.

"We would win the war against terrorism with our own might," he said, adding India does not need to prove its credentials to the international community after having undertaken peace initiatives vis-a-vis Pakistan despite the 1999 Kargil conflict.

Maintaining that security and development would continue to top the government's agenda in 2003, Advani said the Centre would also work towards linking the country's major rivers and giving a boost to information technology and the housing sectors.


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