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Cross-border terrorism by Pak affecting India's vision of peaceful neighbourhood: Sushma Swaraj

In A Written Reply In Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Said India’s Approach Towards Its Neighbourhood Is Focused On Greater Connectivity, Stronger Cooperation And Broader Contacts.

PTI | Updated on: 30 Mar 2017, 06:50:25 PM
Cross-border terrorism by Pak affecting regional peace: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi:

Terror emanating from Pakistan including continues ceasefire violations is affecting India's vision for a secure and peaceful neighbourhood, External Affairs Minister Sudhma Swaraj said Thursday.

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India’s approach towards its neighbourhood is focused on greater connectivity, stronger cooperation and broader contacts.

Asserting that high-level visits to all countries in the neighborhood have imparted a new energy to bilateral ties, the minister said the government has resolved “long-pending issues, extended timely assistance” to various countries.

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“However, the challenge of cross-border terrorism and large-scale ceasefire violations by Pakistan continue to have a negative impact on our vision for a secure, prosperous and peaceful neighbourhood.

“The government continues to meet this challenge with renewed resolve and determination,” Swaraj said.

She was replying to a question regarding India’s foreign policy with respect to neighbouring countries and if there was a proposal to rethink or restructure it.

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First Published : 30 Mar 2017, 06:34:00 PM