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India advocates 'wait and watch' stance on ties with Pak

Last updated on: January 31, 2013 18:47 IST

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Notwithstanding reduction in tensions along the Line of Control, the defence ministry has emphasised that relations with Pakistan should not be normalised in a haste.

Defence Minister A K Antony advocated a "wait and watch" approach in this regard and said vigilance cannot be lowered.

"Even though after the second round of DGMO-level talks the tension around LoC has reduced, we cannot lower our guard and we have to be vigilant 24x7.

"We have to take all precautions to face any eventuality and we are advising everybody that do not be hasty about normalisation. You wait and watch and then only move forward. That is our approach," he told reporters in New Delhi.

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Tensions along the LoC had flared up on January 8 after the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers Lance Naiks Hemraj and Sudhakar Singh in Mendhar sector in Jammu and Kashmir on January 8.

Antony also dismissed Pakistan Army's claim in complaints to the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan that several of its troops have been beheaded by the Indian Army in the last 15 years.

"Totally baseless," he said on the issue.

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Reports had said Wednesday that Pakistan army had filed complaints with UNMOGIP on the issue following which the Indian Army questioned the relevance of the UN body after the signing of the 1972 Simla agreement.

"Since the 1972 Simla Agreement, the relevance of UNMOGIP itself remains questionable," army spokesperson Colonel J Dahiya had said.

On reports that China was building three dams on the Brahmaputra river, Antony said, "We have not yet received the factual position. So, my reaction at this time would be premature. We will wait for the details and then the government will take a considered view."

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