India Plays Down Burns' Comment On Kashmir

12 June 2009
The Times of India


New Delhi: India on Friday sought to play down the comments by US under secretary of state William Burns that 'wishes' of Kashmiris should be taken into account while resolving the Kashmir issue. 'The simple thing is I don't see a shift... I think, we have seen statements like this in the past and I am sure we will see them in the future,' foreign secretary Shivshankar Menon told reporters here. He was responding when asked whether India saw a shift in the US policy over Kashmir when Burns made the statement here yesterday which was in tune with Pakistan and separatists of Kashmir.