Farooq Abdullah on Indo-Pakistan relations

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Dec 5 : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday asserted that only dialogue can resolve differences between India and Pakistan.

Abdullah said the two Asian neighbours will have to sit and talk and put an end to the prolonged impasse.

"One day the two nations will have to sit and talk to resolve their differences. There is no second way here. The two nations should restrain themselves from further igniting the tension, as both nations get adversely affected," he told the media here.

The National Conference leader expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would definitely resume talks with the Asian neighbour and restore peace between the two countries.

"I believe that Prime Minister of India wants that the issue between India and Pakistan should get resolved by any means.

And I have a firm hope that one day he will resume dialogue with Pakistan," said Abdullah. The former chief minister's assertion came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a united effort to combat regional terrorism.

The Prime Minister, who did not name Pakistan, made this assertion at the 'Heart of Asia' conference in Amritsar, Punjab.

Source: ANI