The government Wednesday said it wants normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan and was committed to addressing all outstanding issues bilaterally as it asserted that the onus is on Islamabad for creating a terror-free environment for a meaningful dialogue.
In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said the government desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan and is committed to addressing all outstanding issues bilaterally and peacefully in accordance with the Simla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration.
However, any meaningful dialogue can only be held in an atmosphere free from “terror, hostility and violence”, he said.
“The onus is on Pakistan to create such a conducive atmosphere,” he said. (PTI)