Parrikar calls for long-term policy to resolve Kashmir issue

Parrikar's remarks come in the backdrop of growing tension between India and Pakistan.

Written by: IANS
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Panaji, April 14: Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that the Kashmir conundrum is not an easy issue to resolve and only a long term policy can tackle it.

Parrikar also said that there was a lot of pressure on him when he was serving as the defence minister in the national capital.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parikkar (File photo)

"It is not easy to resolve the Kashmir issue. There is a need for a long-term policy to resolve the Kashmir issue," Parrikar said at the 126th birth anniversary celebration of Babasaheb Ambedkar in Panaji.

He also said that New Delhi wasn't a place he got habituated to. "Delhi is not my place. It is not the place I am habituated to. There was a lot of pressure on me," Parrikar said.

IANS

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