New Delhi, August 22: Pakistan`s National Security Adviser (NSA) Sartaj Aziz held a press conference on Saturday, saying the Kashmir issue was on the agenda of the NSA`s talks, as they took place in Ufa between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Read also – Indian liver transplant surgeon Dr. Subhash Gupta performs operations in Karachi, trains Pakistani doctors The next important point, as Aziz explains, is that the joint statement is only about holding routine meetings between the director general, pakistan rangers and military operations. This means that no meeting other than routine, as defined in the 2003 ceasefire agreement, will be scheduled or proposed. 1. A meeting of the two NSOs in New Delhi to discuss all issues related to terrorism. For Pakistan, the resumption of dialogue was sufficient and the joint statement was not necessary. The meeting of the two security advisers in Delhi in September would be the next right step. Now that this statement has called into question the pitch against Sharif, the meeting between the two national security advisers in Delhi will determine how far Pakistan can go on the dialogue front. A dialogue that does not take into account Pakistan`s concerns will clearly be short-lived. Sharif`s role now is to convince the Pakistani opposition and political actors that there has been more discussion and agreement, which is reflected in the Ufa statement.
It will not be, as the testimony says, asymmetrical. The Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs, S. Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry made a joint statement after a bilateral meeting between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif in the Russian city of Ufa. The two PMs also discussed meetings between the heads of the Indian Border Guard Force and the Pakistani Rangers, followed by discussions between the directors general of military operations of the two countries. The two countries had agreed to set up a « mechanism to facilitate religious tourism » between the two countries. Needless to say, in reality, UN resolutions cannot provide a settlement in Kashmir because of India`s stubbornness, international indifference, Pakistani political weakness and incoherence. Any settlement must be negotiated between India and Pakistan. It will be a compromise. It must be acceptable to the range of Cashmere opinion. In the meantime, it will be necessary for Pakistani policy to remain consistent with Kashmiri opinion in the valley. Article 257 of the Constitution of Pakistan allows for this. This is what has happened since the Ufa summit between Modi and Sharif, on both sides of the border.
Let`s take into account some fundamental truths. « The general attitude in the army camp is to be careful and not to move on Mr. Modi`s conditions. Normalization is done on the basis of sovereignty. The joint statement was not well received by army bosses, although relations between civilian and military leaders have improved, » says Zahid Hussain, a journalist and author. Below is the text of the statement of the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan in Ufa following the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Nawaz Sharif. But what did Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif discuss at the ufa summit in Russia last July? Here is an overview of the agreement. There is a certain shift in civil-military relations in Pakistan, which has brought both institutions (at least the national government and the security establishment) to the same side on certain issues such as the fight against terrorism. There are also differences, for example in how the security establishment perceives the > joint statement between India and Pakistan in Ufa, Russia. But India should also take into account the evolution of the equations.
The Ufa`s statement is clearly a fierce sale. Sharif`s men at the Foreign Ministry are busy holding press officers to explain that Kashmir will always be the central theme of any Indo-Pakistani dialogue and that the term « outstanding issues » includes Kashmir in the Ufa statement. . . .