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The Newshour Debate: Pak back to #TheAfghanLie

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Pakistan has alleged that India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi was non-cooperative in resolving the Kashmir issue. "The stance of the previous governments in India was subtle but the Modi-led government has said that if Pakistan is to maintain good ties with India, then it should compromise on Kashmir," Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said. India wanted resumption of dialogue on its own terms and conditions which were not acceptable to Pakistan, he said. Aziz also accused India of using Afghan soil to carry out attacks in the country. "They are involved in the attacks on Pakistan from Afghanistan," he told DawnNews channel yesterday. However, Aziz also admitted that India's anti-Pakistan activities have decreased since the adoption of a joint Pak-Afghan policy to not to let their soils be used against each other.

His statement coincided with the surprise visit of Inter-Services Intelligence chief Razwan Akhtar to Afghanistan yesterday to seek cooperation from President Ashraf Ghani to tackle the issue of militants hiding there and attacking Pakistan. Pakistan has long accused India of using Afghanistan to destabilise it. Pakistan has said India was involved in unrest in Balochistan and was also creating problems inside tribal regions.Aziz said the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants to establish better ties with India as part of an agenda to improve its relationship with neighbours. He also said that there is no difference between 'good' and 'bad' Taliban and security forces were targetting all militants without any discrimination.

In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- Maroof Raza, Strategic Affairs Analyst; Nalin Kohli, Natl Spokesperson, BJP & Advocate; Maj Gen (Retd) G D Bakshi, Editor, Indian Military Review; Air Vice Marshall (Retd) Abid Rao, Defence Analyst and Admiral (Retd) Javed Iqbal, Defense Anlayst -- discu

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