India reduces space for peace: Pak minister
India reduces space for peace: Pak minister
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India reduces space for peace: Pak minister

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Pakistan Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan has called India a "highly militarised and increasingly belligerent neighbour" and alleged that Indian government has reduced the space for any talk of peace in the region.

"India has amassed men, material and garrisons along the border with Pakistan," Dastagir said while making a statement on the Pakistan government's foreign policy contours and the security situation in the country in the National Assembly on Monday.

He said that 2017 was the deadliest year in terms of Line of Control violations by India.

"India today is a highly militaralised and an increasingly belligerent neighbour," Dastagir said, adding that "the unrelentingly hostile and anti-Pakistan stance taken by the current Indian government has reduced drastically the space for any advocacy of peace."

The minister's statement came in the same day as Alice Wells, US principal deputy assistant secretary in the bureau of South and Central Asian affairs, had discussions with the foreign ministry officials on the security situation in the region.

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