February 2003 News

Pakistan Cannot Pressure India: Vajpayee

14 February 2003
The News International

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee Friday said India would not give in to any pressure from Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. 'India will not budge to any pressure being forced by the neighbouring country, which is fully dependent on the help of other countries for its survival,' Vajpayee said in the southern city of Hubli, United News of India (UNI) reported. He said Pakistan should remember that the people of Kashmir had decided long ago to 'remain within India and flourish'. 'This decision cannot be changed by the pressures of Pakistan,' he added. 'We are capable of facing any pressure... We want to have friendly relations. Neither we nor they will go anywhere. We have to live together. But this is not acceptable to it (Pakistan).'


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