Kashmir’s Borders Won’t Be Redrawn, Says Manmohan

22 November 2009
Daily Times


New Delhi: India is not ready to redraw the borders of Kashmir, Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said on Sunday. According to a private TV channel, the Indian prime minister said both India and Pakistan should ensure peace while maintaining the current boundaries. Singh said Pakistan’s objectives in Afghanistan are not necessarily in line with those of the United States. “Pakistan’s objectives in Afghanistan are not necessarily in harmony with American objectives. Having said that, who am I to judge whether the Pakistan government and the Pakistan Army is moving to remove the Afghan Taliban?” the Indian prime minister said. He said it was not clear if President Asif Ali Zardari was in control of the army, adding that he was worried about Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal falling into the wrong hands and said he was disturbed that Islamabad had not brought to justice the perpetrators of last year’s Mumbai attacks. “It is not clear if the president (Asif Ali Zardari) is in charge of the army,” Singh told CNN in an interview broadcast to coincide with his visit to the US. “Pakistan has not done enough with regard to pursuing the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks,” Singh said, adding New Delhi had sent enough evidence without any response. The Indian prime minister also called for US pressure on Pakistan to rein in extremists, AFP reported.