Advani Says No talks With Pakistan Till Proxy War Ends
26 September 2000
The Times of India
BHUJ : Home Minister L K Advani has regretted that Pakistan has not stopped its proxy war against India through cross-border terrorism even after the Kargil misadventure and reiterated that there could be no dialogue with that country under such circumstances. He noted that there was greater international understanding of India''s viewpoint in this regard, as was evident by the visit of American President Bill Clinton to India and Prime Minister Atal Bihari''s recent visit to that country and meetings with other world dignitaries. Addressing newsmen at Biarbet in the Rann of Kutch about 13 km from the Indo-Pak border on Monday, Advani said India had been making all efforts to initiate talks with Pakistan before Kargil and the Prime Minister''s bus trip to Lahore was a step in that direction. The home minister, accompanied by tourism and culture minister Ananth Kumar, visited the border areas and addressed jawans of the border security force, apart from making his annual visit to the Somnath temple, about 100 km from Keshod in Junagadh district from where he had begun his ''rath yatra'' to Ayodhya ten years ago in 1990.