Pakistan has expressed his willingness to have peace talks with India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to return to power once again after the Lok Sabha elections were fought amid the renewed confrontation between the nuclear-armed enemies.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has also declared as a possible warning that it has executed a training launch of a Shaheen II, surface-to-surface ballistic missile, which is able to deliver conventional and nuclear weapons at a range up to 1,500 miles.
In a statement, Pakistan’s military stated: “Shaheen II is a highly capable missile which fully meets Pakistan’s strategic needs towards the maintenance of deterrence stability in the region”. However, the statement did not make any direct mention of its neighbor.
On Wednesday, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmud Qureshi in a brief conversation with his Indian counterpart at sidelines of a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek.
“We never speak bitterly, we want to live like good neighbors and settle our outstanding issues through talks,” he said following the meeting.
His remarks came amid escalating tensions between the two countries after the Pulwama terror attack killing 40 CRPF men. The terror attack was carried out by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed.
As a reply, India carried out t “non-military, pre-emptive” air strikes on a Jaish terror training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26. The next the two countries had an aerial fight in which an Indian pilot got captured but he was released later by Pakistan due to global pressure.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has told India to resolve the Kashmir issue. Last month Imran Khan said Pakistan sees a better chance of peace talks with India if the NDA government comes back to power which was also used as a weapon for the opposition parties.