"Nuclear-Armed Nations At War Is Like Suicide": Imran Khan On India Ties

Imran Khan said two nuclear armed countries like India and Pakistan should not even think of a war; not even a Cold War because it could worsen any time.

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'Nuclear-Armed Nations At War Is Like Suicide': Imran Khan On India Ties

Imran Khan said India rejected Pakistan's offer for talks several times


Islamabad: 

Highlights

  1. Imran Khan again expressed his desire for talks with India
  2. He said even a Cold War was not in the interest of India and Pakistan
  3. India has been maintaining that terror and talks cannot go together

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused India of not responding to his peace overtures and said that any war between two nuclear-armed nations would be "suicidal" for both nations.

In an interview with Turkish news agency TRT World, according to his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party, Mr Khan again expressed his desire for talks with India.

He said that even a Cold War was not in the interests of the two countries.

"Two nuclear armed countries should not even think of a war; not even a Cold War because it could worsen any time. The only way is bilateral talks. Two nuclear armed countries at war is like a suicide," the party quoted him as saying.

He said India did not respond to his peace overtures.

India has been maintaining that terror and talks cannot go together.

"India was offered to take one step towards and we shall take two. But India rejected Pakistan's offer for talks several times," Mr Khan said.

Imran Khan also said that India would never be able to suppress the rights of the Kashmiri people.

The Indo-Pak ties strained after the terror attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists in 2016 and India's surgical strikes inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The ties further nose-dived in 2017 with no bilateral talks taking place between them.



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