India wants effective channel to deal with Pakistan: Krishna

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New Delhi, Oct. 1 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna on Thursday said that India and Pakistan should work out an effective channel to deal with all issues concerning the two countries.

In an exclusive interview to ANI, Krishna said that India will continue to talk to Pakistan, but there's no guarantee that the composite dialogue is going to be resumed.

He said: "I do not know about back channel or front channel, all that I would be interested as Foreign Minister of this country is an effective channel between Pakistan and India and it could be the back channel, it could be the front channel, so I think it doesn't make any difference, as long as it becomes effective."

Krishna reiterated that Pakistan needs to make constructive efforts on bringing the perpetrators of 26/11 to justice before any dialogue can be resumed.

Commenting on sharing of intelligence with Pakistan after the New York Times article, he told ANI: "I think it is intelligence sharing between the two governments, so I think that is a legitimate activity, I think we will continue to do that regardless of what the New York times has reported."

Replying to ceasefire violations by Pakistan in recent months, the External Affairs Minister said: "There have been some ncidents of ceasefire violations in the last few months on the international border and these have been taken up with Pakistan s and when they have occurred." (ANI)

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