India spends more money in Siachen: Zardari

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Lahore, Jul 24: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari told that India was spending more money on soldiers in Siachen.

Zardari also told that Indian and Pakistani troops from Siachen glacier should be pulled out, and the border conflict should be resolved amicably.

He told that India was spending 50 dollars daily on each of its soldiers stationed at Siachen whereas Pakistan spend only Rs 50 each.

"Even though Indian expenditures in Siachen are far more than Pakistan's, we propose that the matter should be resolved amicably through talks, so that resources of the two countries can be spent on the welfare of their people," said Pakistan President.

India and Pakistan have earlier wished to disengage from the costly military outposts, but after the Pakistani incursions during the Kargil War in 1999, India abandoned plans to withdraw from Siachen unless there was an official recognition of the current line of control by Pakistan.


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