August 2002 News

India rejects Pak assurance on infiltration

26 August 2002
The Indian Express

New Delhi: India rejected on Monday Pakistani assurances that militants were receiving no official help to cross into Kashmir. ''Without Pakistani army assistance, nobody can enter India,'' External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha told reporters after returning from a regional tour. ''To suddenly start believing what he (Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf) is saying is not possible.'' Pakistan has said it cannot completely halt all infiltrations across one of the world''s most dangerous frontiers into Jammu and Kashmir. However, Pakistan has rejected Indian offers of joint patrols along the border. Sinha said there had been some reduction in infiltrations, a key condition for peace talks, but that there was little evidence Pakistan had moved against militants bases and training camps.

 

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