India not flexible on Siachen issue: Pakistan

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tasnim Aslam on Thursday said that India never gave any positive response to the proposals regarding resolution of Siachen issue.

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tasnim Aslam on Thursday said that India never gave any positive response to the proposals regarding resolution of Siachen issue.

Briefing the press here, Aslam said that proposal of demilitarisation of the Saichen territory came into the previous bilateral discussions as well and making Siachen a peace park, but the Indian policy was inflexible.

"Problem came when India wasn't willing to withdraw troops without authentication of actual position they hold in the territory," she told the reporters.

"Holding bilateral negotiations between Pakistan and India on Kashmir undermining UN Security Council's resolutions was not legally possible, so that's where we stopped. The actual legal position on Kashmir was that the dispute must be resolved as per Kashmiri people's aspirations through plebiscite."

Aslam said that both sides will have to resume composite dialogues for the sake of sustainable peace in the region, adding that the consultation with Kashmiri leadership was a routine matter.

Showing its tough side, India had called off talks with the Pakistan after objecting to the Pakistan envoy's meeting with Kashmir separatists on the eve of the dialogue.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, after the talks were called off, had said that people within that country do not want Indo-Pak ties to be normal.

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