India rules out talks with Pakistan after Nagrota

India rules out talks with Pakistan after Nagrota    New Delhi : India ruled out any talks with Pakistan, saying it took "very seriously" the killing of seven soldiers in the Tuesday terror attack on a military base near Jammu and "will do what it feels is required for our national security".

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan cannot be taken as the new normal and asked Islamabad to stop using terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.

"We are awaiting detailed information on the specifics of the Nagrota attack before we decide on the next steps. But I do wish to emphasise that the government takes this incident very seriously," Swarup said.

The remarks came two days after militants disguised as policemen stormed the military base in Nagrota, some 15 km from Jammu. The 14-hour gunbattle between the suicide bombers and army men left seven soldiers and all attackers dead.

Swarup blamed Pakistan for the attack. "As you all know, Pakistan is a country which has a long record of carrying out cross border terrorism as an instrument of state policy."

He said India over the years has suffered many "heinous terrorist attacks which have been supported and sponsored by Pakistan".

"It is evident that it is not a matter of a week or a month. It is in fact a challenge that we have faced over many years, indeed over many decades."

He ruled out any possibility of resuming peace talks with the neighbouring country and said: "We will never accept continued cross border terror as the new normal. Pakistan must stop terror and then we can talk."

The spokesperson said the September 29 surgical strikes by the Indian Army, which destroyed seven terror launch pads and killed an unspecified number of terrorists and sympathisers, had been effective because it thwarted a major terror plot.

"Terrorists were ready to infiltrate to carry out terrorist activities on our side. This imminent threat was successfully neutralized through the surgical strikes. We should not look only at what happened but also at what did not happen, what was prevented through successful neutralization of terrorists."

(IANS)

Discussion Forums




India rules out talks with Pakistan after Nagrota - Related News

India should continue engaging with Pakistan: Chidambaram

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   10:36 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) India should continue engaging with Pakistan despite the current tensions between the two South Asian neighbours, former Union Minister of Home and Finance P. Chidambaram said on Friday. View More..

India gained by not retaliating post-26/11: Chidambaram

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   9:18 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) India "gained enormously" by not retaliating against Pakistan after the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that claimed more than 160 lives, former Union Minister of Home and Finance P. Chidambaram said on Friday. View More..

Announcement of new army, air chiefs very soon: Parrikar

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   8:18 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the names of the next army and navy chiefs will be announced very soon. View More..

Pakistan should introspect on causes of tension with India: Jaitley

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   7:20 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) In wake of the terror attack at an Army camp in Nagrota earlier this week, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday urged Pakistan to introspect on the cause of tension between the two countries. View More..

Tripura bids tearful adieu to soldier killed in Jammu

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   3:04 pm
Khowai (Tripura), Dec 2 (IANS) Thousands of villagers on Friday bid a tearful adieu to an Indian Army soldier, Chittaranjan Debbarma, who was killed in a terror attack on an army camp near Jammu on Tuesday. View More..

Army major, jawan killed in Nagrota attack cremated

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   10:54 pm
Solapur/Nanded (Maharashtra), Dec 1 (IANS) Major Kunal M. Gosavi and Lance Naik Sambhaji Y. Kadam, who were killed in Tuesday's terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir, were cremated with full military honours at their native villages on Thursday. View More..

Bengaluru bids tearful adieu to Major killed in Nagrota

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   10:44 pm
Bengaluru, Dec 1 (IANS) Hundreds of people, including army officers, friends and relatives, bid an emotional adieu here on Thursday to Major Akshay Girish Kumar, who died in the gun battle when militants attacked an army base near Jammu. View More..

Post-Nagrota, India rules out talks with Pakistan

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   8:28 pm
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India on Thursday ruled out any talks with Pakistan, saying it took "very seriously" the killing of seven soldiers in the Tuesday terror attack on a military base near Jammu and "will do what it feels is required for our national security". View More..

Ram Madhav calls Omar 'apologist for terrorists'

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   8:24 pm
Srinagar/New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) BJP Leader Ram Madhav on Thursday hit out at former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for saying that the central ministers are provoking Pakistan to launch Nagrota-like terror attacks. View More..

India rules out talks with Pakistan after Nagrota

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   7:56 pm
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India on Thursday ruled out any talks with Pakistan, saying it took "very seriously" the killing of seven soldiers in the Tuesday terror attack on a military base near Jammu and "will do what it feels is required for our national security". View More..

Army major killed in Nagrota attack cremated

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   7:12 pm
Solapur (Maharashtra), Dec 1 (IANS) Major Kunal M. Gosavi, who was killed in Tuesday's brutal terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir, was cremated with full military honours at his native village Wakhri here on Thursday. View More..

Soldier killed in Jammu to be cremated in Tripura

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   6:58 pm
Agartala, Dec 1 (IANS) The body of Naik Chittaranjan Debbarma, who was killed in a terror attack near Jammu on Tuesday, was brought to Tripura on Thursday for cremation on Friday. View More..

Omar says Modi's ministers provoking Pakistan

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   6:06 pm
Srinagar, Dec 1 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah triggered a controversy on Thursday, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ministers were provoking Pakistan to launch terror attacks like in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota town where seven soldiers were killed on Tuesday. View More..

Army chief pays tribute to soldiers killed in Nagrota

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   9:12 pm
Jammu, Nov 30 (IANS) The Indian Army chief, General Dalbir Singh, on Wednesday paid tribute to the soldiers killed in Tuesday's terror attack in Nagrota town in Jammu and Kahmir. View More..

Ghulam Nabi Azad condemns Jammu terror strike

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   7:18 pm
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday condemned the terror strike on the army base in Nagrota in Jammu and Kashmir where seven army personnel were killed. View More..

Deadlock holds up Parliament as another day washed out (Roundup)

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   6:44 pm
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Parliament on Wednesday saw yet another day of washout with an aggressive opposition raking up fresh demand for obituary reference for the army personnel killed in the Nagrota attack and for the over 80 deaths in demonetisation-related issues as well as pressing for a debate on scrapping of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes under a rule that entails voting. View More..

Jammu martyr's body to be taken to Tripura on Thursday

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   5:44 pm
Agartala, Nov 30 (IANS) The body of Naik Chittaranjan Debbarma, killed in a terror attack in Jammu, will be brought to Tripura on Thursday for cremation at his native village with full state honours, officials said on Wednesday. View More..

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus over demonetisation

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   5:30 pm
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Opposition parties on Wednesday continued their tirade against the government in the Lok Sabha over the demonetisation issue as protests and sloganeering forced Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to adjourn the house for the day. View More..

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   3:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned for the day soon after it met post-lunch as opposition members created an uproar demanding obituary reference for the army personnel killed in the Nagrota attack and for those who died in demonetisation-related issues. View More..

Army officer, soldier from Maharashtra martyred in Nagrota

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   2:28 pm
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) A pall of gloom descended in Solapur and Nanded districts of Maharashtra on Wednesday after an army officer and a soldier were killed battling terrorists in Tuesday's terror attack in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir. View More..