War with India not an option, only dialogue is: Pakistan reaches out to New Delhi again


Pakistan External Affairs Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that war with India is not an option. Speaking to Al Jazeera, the Pakistani foreign minister said that there was no possible military solution to the conflict between India and Pakistan.

A report in Al Jazeera quoted Qureshi as saying, “What we did, we thought made sense. Two neighbours with outstanding issues, atomic powers. How do you fix things? War is no option. There is no military solution. The only solution is a dialogue.”

Qureshi further reiterated the stand of Pakistan’s Imran Khan-led government on ties with India, pointing that the country’s new Prime Minister had said that Pakistan was willing to take two steps for peace if New Delhi took one. He said that since taking oath of office, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had made subsequent requests for “constructive, peaceful dialogue” with India.

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