`Not expecting big solutions to problems with Pak`
Ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan, India on Monday said it did not expect "big solutions" to six-decade-old problems.
New Delhi: Ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan, India on Monday said it did not expect "big solutions" to six-decade-old problems at a time when that country is going through "many upheavals" and needed space to settle down.
"These problems have been there for the last 60 years and you do not expect big solutions in six days or six weeks or in six months," External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said when asked about little progress made in the peace talks with Pakistan.
He underlined the need to keep up the dialogue process with Pakistan which was going through many upheavals.
"I think whole thrust is to keep Pakistan engaged and keep talking to them. They are also going through many upheavals in that country. So we will have to provide space for them to settle down and India which is a country which is stable and growing, will have to think," he said.
Asked whether India would take up the issue of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Krishna said the two countries need to make sincere efforts to live as good neighbours.
"Things are getting normalised with Pakistan. It is our fond hope that a sincere effort from both countries to live as good neighbours has to be adopted. India has always been willing to do that. I hope that Pakistan will respond," he said.
Krishna was apparently referring to the situation in Pakistan where the Supreme Court had disqualified the then Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as member of the National Assembly citing his conviction in a contempt of court case.