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India says it desires ‘normal neighbourly’ relations with Pakistan

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India on Friday said it desires “normal neighbourly relations” with Pakistan and the onus is on Islamabad to create a conducive atmosphere by taking “credible, verifiable” action to not allow any territory under its control to be used for cross terrorism.

During a debate on the annual report of the UN Security Council to the General Assembly, India said that issues between India and Pakistan should be resolved bilaterally.

However, New Delhi also slammed Pakistan for raising the matters of Kashmir which is internal to India, during the debate.

Delivering India’s statement on the Report of the Security Council to the General Assembly 78th plenary meeting, R. Madhu Sudan, Counselor at Permanent Mission of India to the UN, said Pakistan continued to indulge in threatrics not “befitting the dignity of this august Forum.”

India’s remarks came after Pakistan Ambassador to the UN, Munir Akram, raised the issue of Kashmir in the assembly during the debate.

“It is rather unfortunate that Pakistan continued to indulge in theatrics not befitting the dignity of this august Forum. It is clear that the international community in not getting fooled by this delegation anymore,” Sudan said

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