India obliged to engage with Pak: PM

India is obliged to engage with Pakistan because it is a neighbour but that doesn`t mean New Delhi has to give up its position on various issues.

Updated: Oct 30, 2010, 20:41 PM IST

On Board Air India One: India is obliged to engage with Pakistan because it is a neighbour but that doesn`t mean New Delhi has to give up its position on various issues.
"It is our policy to engage with Pakistan. That doesn`t mean we have to give up or surrender," the Prime Minister told Indian journalists on his way home from Vietnam.
"I have often said that we can choose friends, but not neighbours. We are obliged to engage with Pakistan."

IANS