Pakistan haboured Bin Laden and preaching us about peace: India

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Border standoff continues
New Delhi, Oct 10: India on Friday slammed Pakistan for violating ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu & Kashmir and blaming India for the border skirmishes.

The External Affairs Ministry in a statement said, "The allegation that India started firing originated in Pakistan, a country which harboured Osama Bin Laden for over a decade in a military garrison town. There is no need to say anything more."

"The new government was always serious about bilateral talks with Pakistan. We have shown readiness to take the first step to engage with Pakistan in a peaceful manner. But what have we got in return? A media spectacle before Foreign Secretary-level talks, hostile statements at the UN, violence against citizens at the international boundary. It is up to Pakistan to now de-escalate. This is entirely in Pakistan's hands," the MEA statement said, adding in the end, "We have no fear of talks, but we will not talk out of fear."

Moments after MEA's statements Pakistan's National Security Council brazenly accused New Delhi of violating border truce and not resolving the deadlock.

Pakistan National Security Council in a statement said, "Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif met with National Security Council and discussed LOC and border situation. He expressed concern over 'violations by Indian forces'. He even expressed disappointment that sincerity demonstrated by Pakistan has not been reciprocated (Sharif at Modi oathtaking)."

"War is not an option. It is shared responsibility of leadership of both countries to immediately diffuse situation. (But)Pak's "desire for normalizing bilateral relations & diffusing situation at LoC should not be seen as a sign of weakness", said Pakistan National Security Council.

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