Complete logic in wanting a stable neighbourhood – S Jaishankar

New Delhi: Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar has said it is ‘unfortunate’ to deal with a neighbors like Pakistan, which openly uses terrorism as a weapon. He clarified that ‘India is not in the mood to ignore terrorists.’

Speaking at an event at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), External Affairs Minister Jaishankar said that “every country wants a stable neighbourhood, which is logical”.

Responding to a question on India-Pakistan relations, the minister, who is on a three-day visit to Singapore, said, “We have been unfortunate… How do you deal with a neighbor who does not hide the fact that it uses terrorism as an instrument of governance?”

On Pakistan-sponsored cross-border terrorism, he said, “This is not a one-time event…but is happening continuously, almost at an industry level…so we have come to the conclusion that we have to find some way to avert the menace.” must find.

The minister said that although India does not have any immediate solution to this issue, New Delhi will no longer ignore this problem.

He said, “We have a problem and we must be honest enough to face that problem, no matter how difficult it is… We must not give up.”

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar recently said at the Rising India Summit that India’s relations with Pakistan are very “formal and minimal”.

He said that bilateral relations have also been affected due to the reaction of the neighboring country on the removal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

To strengthen bilateral relations. Jaishankar is on a tour of three countries: Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia from March 23-27.

He began his Singapore visit on Saturday by paying tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and the brave soldiers of the Indian National Army (INA).

“The INA marker in Singapore recognizes his deep patriotism and indomitable spirit which remains an inspiration for generations to come,” he wrote on X.

The minister had previously visited Singapore in October 2023 to deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries.


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