Despite Pathankot, Engagement With Pak Needn’t Be Disrupted: Cong

Engagement with Pakistan need not be disrupted despite the “grave provocation” of the Pathankot attack: Congress

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India-Pakistan talks ought not to be derailed because of the Pathankot attacks. (Photo: Reuters) 

On Sunday, Congress said that India’s engagement with Pakistan need not be disrupted despite the “grave provocation” of the Pathankot attack. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that it was up to the government to decide what the level, nature and intensity of the engagement should be.

Speaking to reporters, he said, “We have said that despite this grave provocation, India’s engagement with Pakistan need not be disrupted.” He added that the government has not shared any information with the opposition regarding the Pathankot attack, security situation and the talks with Pakistan.

Taking a dig at the BJP government, he said:

And therefore, we call upon the government to ensure that on the basis of the very special domain of expertise which they alone have, they must, while continuing their engagement with Pakistan, ensure that there is no breach of India’s security.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress Spokesperson

He also made it clear that the the party did not stand by the remarks and observations made by individuals who have said that foreign secretary talks should be suspended or cancelled.

He also said that the Congress condemns in the strongest and unequivocal terms the slightest lapse in Indian national security.

After all, Indian national security is of paramount importance and any inefficiency, looseness or lapse in that regard is inexcusable and therefore we have called on the Prime Minister and the government to ensure highest possible and unbreachable standards on this subject.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress Spokesperson
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