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Peace treaty with Pakistan?

March 24, 2006

After a lull in the normalisation process between India and Pakistan, things picked up steam yet again on Friday, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh kicking off the Amritsar-Nankana Sahib bus service between the two nations.

More importantly, he offered Pakistan a 'treaty of peace, security and friendship' which he said would be the culmination of the peace process.

'I have a vision that the peace-making process must culminate in our two countries entering into a treaty of peace, security and friendship to give meaning and substance to our quest for shared goals,' Singh said in Amritsar. 'I make this offer to the people of Pakistan on this historic occasion. I am sure the leadership of Pakistan will reciprocate.'

While peace has its own dividends, is it premature to talk of a peace and friendship treatywith Pakistan, without first ensuring that all outstanding issues between the two sides, includingKashmir and cross-border terrorism,are resolved first?

Will the move boomerang on India by being seen as a sign of weakness?

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Sub: Indo-Pak Peace

For the people of either county to find some hopeful way out of the destitution and poverty that are endemic to that region, there is ...

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Sub: Peace with Pakistan -- Nice Dream !!

Peace wt Pak isnt even a distant dream.History tells the kind of rogue state Pak is.They\'re just trying to fool the world by talking abt ...

Posted by anup

Sub: Why is the onus always on India for peace

I can understand why the media always puts the onus on India where as India has never been the aggressor. It sis Pak that needs ...

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hi, pakistan is waging a proxy war.our congress govt is trying to appease the muslims whether they attack kasi or our parliment it seems they ...

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Sub: Are we afraid of saying our thing ours???

I do not understand why our Indian leaders are afraid of telling Pakis that we can not part away an inch of our territory.Why does ...

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