Srinagar: Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has told the National Assembly to “mend” its ties with India.
“The military was ready to back political leadership’s initiative for normalisation of relations with arch rival India,” daily Dawn quoted Gen Bajwa as having said on Tuesday.
The report quoted Gen Bajwa saying, “relations with all neighbours had to be normalised” while he urged political leaders “to try to improve relations with India”.
The Pakistan army chief, who had come to brief
The general’s offer was particularly significant because New Delhi alleges that the Pakistan army has been blocking peace efforts.
“Gen Bajwa reminded the legislators that a large part of Indian military deployments was mostly against Pakistan, even though it cited other threats. He also recalled that India was fomenting instability and terrorism in Pakistan and had in this regard developed a strong nexus with Afghan intelligence agency NDS,” it said.
On Iran, army chief said Islamabad and Tehran could not have adversarial relations.