Indo-Pak crisis: Never underestimate power of ‘dialogue’, says Akhilesh Yadav

Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct. 30 : With tensions between India and Pakistan soaring by the day as the stream of ceasefire violations continue resulting in casualties on both side, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday asserted that war of any kind should be the last option Talking about the spree of ceasefire violations and shellings which have resulted in the death of several defence personnel, Akhilesh stated that a solution is deliverable for every crisis.

"Every problem has a solution. The process of talks and dialogue should not be belittled, as it has great potential for solving issues.

War and loss of lives should be the very last option," he said here. The Chief Minister's statement comes with Indo-Pak ties on a hostile level as never before, as both nations continue to battle it out on an international level, accusing each other of human rights violations and espionage.

A day after an Indian soldier's body was mutilated by Pakistan-based terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC), the Army on Saturday launched retaliatory fire assaults at Pakistan Army positions, causing massive damage across the border.

The Army said at least four Pakistan Army posts were destroyed in a massive fire assault in the Keran sector alone on Saturday and that heavy casualties among Pakistani soldiers)were inflicted in this assault, a statement issued by the Northern Command based in Udhampur said.

The Army had earlier sworn revenge after terrorists, helped by covering fire from Pakistani Army, mutilated the body of a soldier, Manjeet Singh of the Sikh Regiment, at the Macchil sector on Friday.

Even though tensions are on an all-time high since the Army conducted surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on September 29, matters as become worse in the past week with casualties increasing.

Four Indian Army jawans, three BSF personnel and a few civilians have been killed in the fresh spree of attacks.

Source: ANI