Political statement ahead of polls: Pak on PM Modi's surgical strike comment

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jan 02, 2019, 10.35 AM(IST)

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( Reuters )

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PM Modi yesterday, in an interview to news agency ANI, said that it would be a big mistake to think that Pakistan will mend its ways after a single war. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday noted that one surgical strike was not enough for Pakistan. Now, Pakistan has reacted on the comment calling it "political" adding that the comment was made as Indian general elections are just around the corner.

PM Modi yesterday, in an interview to news agency ANI, said that it would be a big mistake to think that Pakistan will "mend its ways after a single war." 

The Prime Minister added that India will make all efforts to keep the pressure on Pakistan, but it will be a huge mistake to believe that the country will mend its ways anytime soon, news agency ANI reported. 

Pakistan foreign affairs spokesperson told WION, "These are political statements made ahead of Indian elections, We have always talked about peace with India. Such statements don't help in resolving issues."

PM Modi on Tuesday reiterated that India was never against a dialogue, however, cross-border terrorism is something that needs to end, he added. 

"India, whether under UPA or NDA government, has never opposed dialogue. It is our consistent policy that we are in favour of dialogue. It is the consistent policy of the country, not Modi government or Manmohan Singh government. It is our consistent policy that we are ready to talk on all issues, not this issue or that issue Because India's argument is strong We only say one thing that amid the noise of bombs and guns, the dialogue cannot be heard. Cross-border terrorism must end. And we are persistently maintaining pressure on this," Prime Minister said. 

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