Resolving 'complicated' India-Pak-Afghan issue key to regional stability: Kerry

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Washington, July 16 (ANI): An influential US lawmaker has highlighted that addressing the complicated issues between India, Pakistan and Afghanistan would be the most effective answer to the problems existing in that region.

Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry said that the years old complications between the three South Asian countries had to be sorted out so that the existing crisis in the region is resolved effectively.

"The complications of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, we all know very well. It is very, very difficult with years and years of history, suspicion, conflict and paranoia. But if that can somehow be managed, that may be, by far, the most effective way to resolve this conflict," The Daily Times quoted Kerry, as saying.

"One approach to sorting out the regional complications would be "perhaps, the avenue of great potential-holding, non-military resolution," the Democrat Senator added.

Kerry's statement has come along side the meeting between the Foreign Ministers of both India and Pakistan in Islamabad.

Pakistan has been accusing India of using Afghan soil to stir up unrest in the bordering province of Balochistan, however, New Delhi has rejected all such allegations as 'false' and 'baseless'.

Speaking to reporters during a joint press conference with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Thursday, Indian Foreign Minister S M Krishna said the Pakistan government has not provided a 'shred of evidence' regarding India's alleged role in the Baloch insurgency. (ANI)

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