No intention of war with India, but it can change

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Islamabad, Feb 11: In a veiled threat to India, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday, Feb 10 said that Pakistan's intention to stay away from war may change with time, media report said.

Stating that Pakistan has always favored talks with India, Gilani said that the threat perceptions regarding India creates the need to resolve conflicts through dialogues.

"Pakistan has always favored dialogue over war and the "threat perception" regarding India necessitates talks to resolve all outstanding issues between the two countries," Gilani said in a media report.

He said that though Pakistan has no interest in waging war against India, it is likely to change.

"There is an intention (when) we say that there will be no war. But intentions can change anytime. There is a threat perception (regarding India), that's why we want dialogue," Gilani said.

Commenting on the contradictory statements made on India by President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, he said that both the countries were' naturally centred on each other.

Though earlier Zardari had dismissed threats from India, Kayani came out with startling statement that Pakistan Army is "India-centric".

Appreciating  India's willingness to resume talks under the Congress government, Gilani said that Pakistan has always favored a dialogue with its neighbor.

Gilani cited the nation's intention to resume the dialogue with India, saying that "politicians make bridges, not walls".

However, the prime minister refused to comment on the country's stance on use of nuclear weapons, adding that being a responsible nation Pakistan will adhere to minimum nuclear deterrence policy.

Pakistan had earlier said that it will not sign the nuclear test ban treaty unless India does.

Gilani said that he has been invited to visit his favorite city Jaipur by  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during their meeting at Sharm el-Sheikh in Jul 2009.

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