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'India cannot bully Pakistan'

January 23, 2010 15:54 IST

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit has criticised Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna for his remarks that any further terror attack on India originating from Pakistani soil would greatly severe relations, said Islamabad cannot be 'bullied' by such statements.

Basit termed Krishna's statement as 'immature', and said that thinking about a full scale Indo-Pak war was 'suicidal', as both the countries are nuclear powers.

"Our nuclear deterrence is credible. Pakistan does not want any tension between the two countries and for durable peace in the region, India should respond positively to Pakistan's peace offers," The Dawn quoted Basit, as saying.

"India should understand realities and avoid issuing such statements which could create tension," he added. Basit said Pakistan has been sincerely taking on the extremists, as it has suffered from it the most. "No country could be more sincere than Pakistan to expunge it because we are the real victims," he said.

Source: ANI