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No need to overreact on Pakistan`s Gwadar port: Khurshid

Last Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 21:30

New Delhi: India on Friday said there was no need to "overreact" to issues like Pakistan transferring the management of the strategic Gwadar port from Singapore to China.

"I don`t think we should overreact to everything that Pakistan does or everything that China is involved in. We need to take these matters in our stride and in the normal course," External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said here.

"There are some things which have pure, simple and commercial dimensions and some things which have strategic dimensions. But these are things which one should consider in the normal course when we know exactly what we are dealing with," he said.

He added: "There is a delicate balance in the entire region and I think none of us should be doing something which will upset that balance."

Pakistan has decided to hand over the management control of the strategic Gwadar port to a Chinese company. The deep-sea port is on the Arabian Sea at Gwadar in Balochistan province of Pakistan

To a retired Pakistani general`s comment on the Kargil conflict, Khurshid said: "I don`t want to be in constant conversation with retired Pakistani generals. They have their own way of settling scores among themselves and sometimes with India."

"The Defence Minister also said we should not do anything in haste. Let`s look at things as they shape. Let`s wait for things to normalise in due course," he said.


First Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 21:30

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