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No fruitful talks possible after Musharraf's
Kargil remarks: Advani

H S Rao in London | June 16, 2003 18:56 IST

Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishenchand Advani on Monday reacted sharply to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's Kargil remarks saying that "it just means fruitful talks will not be possible" with Pakistan.

"On the one handthe Indian prime minister is extending hand of friendship and on the other the general is making such statements. How will the talks move further? It just means no fruitful talks will take place. We will have to win against terrorism on our own," Advani said.

In an interview to NDTV's Prannoy Roy, Musharraf had said he could not rule out another Kargil.

Asked why India made the talks offer to Pakistan in the first place, Advani told BBC World's Hindi programme: "When we succeeded in holding free and fair polls in Jammu and Kashmir with a 45 per cent turnout and when prime minister addressed a major public rally in Kashmir after several years he thought it was an opportune moment to make a third effort towards peace.

"The idea was even if there is no result, at least the world will know India is interestedin peace," he said.

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