PM Condemns Attack, Says Attack Won’t Derail Dialogue With Pak: PM

PM Condemns Attack, Says Attack Won’t Derail Dialogue With Pak: PM

26 September 2013
Rising Kashmir
Ajay Kaul

Frankfurt: Indicating that he will go ahead with the meeting with his Pakistani counterpart in New York on Sunday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the “provocative” militant attacks like the ones in Jammu region will not succeed in derailing the process of dialogue. Singh, who will be meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for talks, said: India is firmly resolved to combat and defeat the militant menace that continues to receive encouragement and reinforcement from across the border.” “This is one more in a series of provocations and barbaric actions by the enemies of peace,” Singh said in a statement here en route to the US. While condemning the attack, he said such attacks will not deter them and won’t succeed in derailing India’s efforts to find a resolution to all problems through a process of dialogue with Pakistan. “No words are strong enough to condemn the militant attack on Hiranagar police station and Army camp at Samba in Jammu and Kashmir this morning. I convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the army and police officers as well as the innocent civilian killed in this attack,” Singh said. PM’s statement indicated that the summit meeting between the Prime Minister and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on Sunday was on track. “At the meeting on September 29, Indian side will see what the new Pakistan Prime Minister, who has made some nice statements about the relationship, has to offer to address its concerns over ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and International Border, continued terrorism and inaction against the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai attack,” official sources said. Indo-Pak relations soured after five Indian army men were killed along the Line of Control in Poonch sector last month.