Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Municipal Committee organizes rally | Award for Media Coverage of House Proceedings: Speaker nominates panel | Yoga camp Cum Education training programme held | Govt reluctant to implement its own cabinet decision | In J&K, BJP supports Article 35A; in Delhi, it says matter sub-judice | Dr Ruveda Salam receives 'First Lady' award | Police website displays wrong DoB of IPS officer | Planning Deptt's website mockery of SIC advisory | People of state worst victims of acrimony between India and Pakistan: Mehbooba | Teachers must be intellectually alive: AJKLTF | 25 injured as Mini bus turns turtle | Power shut down | Business establishments booked, fine realized by LMD | JMC to focus on improving sanitation scenario: Commissioner | Bhandara on Basant Panchami | District Bar Association celebrates Basant Panchami | Constitution of House committee on bungling in SKUAST- J welcomed | Lady doctor, 3 others held on charges of attempt to murder | Data-based methods being introduced for road safety: Minister | Commercial Taxes employees constitute State, division at executive body | Why love with Pakistan when it is killing innocents on Borders, asks Congress legislator | India, Pak should reconcile through peace, dialogue: Veeri | NC, Cong MLA's assail transport Minister over poor state of SRTC busses | AJKPA stage protest | Civil Society welcomes Acharya Balkrishna to Jammu | Shaheen urges workers to gear up for Panchayat polls | ABVP announces Ranbir Higher Secondary School Unit | Junior Wing of JP World School Organises Inter House Science Quiz | Workshop on Aurdubotics Robotics held at YCET | A GOOD BUDGET INDEED | Saving Taj -our national heritage | Ceasefire violations: NC, Congress reluctant to raise anti-Pakistan slogans | SKIMS Principal selects his wife to key post | Senior BJP leader puts State Govt in tight spot | J&K is not just a piece of land | Div Com penalises EO MC Ganderbal, sends him to directorate on attachment | National Conference shakes hands with "worms of gutter" | Officials 'dereliction' of duties affect functioning in Deptts across valley | Situation tense; 4 more martyred in ceasefire violation on LOC, IB | Police sounds 'red alert', asks border residents to shift | Pak targets hamlet of milkmen Gujjars | Amid tension over borders, health employees asked to be on duty | DyCM visits relief camps | Omar bats for talks between Indo-Pak national security advisors | Influential AEE gets attachment order cancelled within month | Disillusioned youth get easily exploited? | SDM compels NT to resign | PMAY scheme launched in 2015, separate Mission directorate yet to be established | Pandemonium in Assembly, Govt assures action against police officers | CJM sent accused to Juvenile home | HC directs Estate Dept to maintain status quo regarding allotment of Set No. 24, Officer Hostel Panjtirthi | Govt providing Rs. 1.50 lakh to each surrendered militant | Terrorists hurl grenade at Police Station | HM attempts to revive militancy in Kishtwar, SPO runs away with AK-47 | Govt taking credible steps to meet staff shortage in schools: Altaf Bukhari | HC directs status quo over allotment of Govt accommodation | 30 people died, 253 injured in man-wild animal conflict in 2 years | Border residents living in fear due to Pak firing | Grazing land occupied illegally in Udhampur, admin promises strict action | NC, Congress create ruckus over border firing | Congress raises problems of border residents | PDP leader visits border village Jerda | After 7 years, Bhaderwah-Gundoh road gets NOC from Forest department | NGPPWF holds protest in support of demands | NC leader visits RS Pura to meet border victims | VC SKUAST-Jammu visits Organic Training Centre Talwara | NHAI organizes Swachhta Phakhwada | Grand Sammelan held to review rally of 5th February | Kunchoth festival celebrated in Bhaderwah | Will join army to avenge sepoy's death, says brother of Mandeep Singh | India, Pak should reconcile through peace, dialogue: Veeri | Back Issues  
news details
Raghavan speaks on Indo-Pak, says not easy to harmonise relations
J&K the stumbling block
1/12/2018 9:48:52 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Jan 12: Former diplomat TCA Raghavan who served in Pakistan as High Commissioner has said it is not easy to harmonize relations between India and Pakistan as there exists deep mistrust between the two neighbouring nations.
"There are no easy and quick solutions to issues between India and Pakistan. The issues between the two countries are characterized by lack of trust and they can only be addressed through diplomatic and political channels," TCA Raghavan said. He added that he could not think there was an "easy descriptive solution" anyone could offer on India-Pakistan issues.
"The issues are of mistrust. You can only address issues of mistrust through diplomatic and political processes. There are no easy, quick solutions," he stressed.
India-Pakistan relations have got nose-dived over a host of issues, including cross-border terrorism. What further strained the relations between the two nations was the last year's sentencing to death of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani court. New Delhi has been insisting on an end to cross-border terrorism before a meaningful dialogue process could start with Islamabad.
Raghavan also said that "visas have lost the kind of resonance they used to have". It is a different matter that MEA Sushma Swaraj has all along been prompt in responding to distress calls of Pakistani nationals seeking visas for medical emergencies.
The fundamental issue which has set India against Pakistan and vice-versa is Jammu & Kashmir. Pakistan says Jammu & Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of the partition which is not the case as Jammu & Kashmir was not part of British India like hundreds of other princely states. India says Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India and the only issue that still remains unresolved between the two nations is the determination of the political future of the Jammu & Kashmir territories, PoJK and Gilgit-Baltistan. Neither India nor Pakistan is prepared to budge even an inch from its stand. It is Pakistan which has to, not India because the India's own survival depends upon what happens to Jammu & Kashmir. There are think-tanks in Delhi, who believe, and rightly, that if Jammu & Kashmir falls, India would also not survive. More over, the Indian Government would collapse the day it decides to compromise the age-old Indian position on the state.
So, the deadlock between the two nations needs to be understood in this very context.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center