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India cancels peace talks with Pakistan
« on: August 03, 2006, 04:48:04 AM »

India has postponed peace talks with Pakistan because it suspects that militants based there are responsible for the train bombings that killed 179 people in Mumbai.

A foreign ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity on Sunday, said that India had told Pakistan that "the environment is not conducive" to talks due to be held in New Delhi on Thursday and Friday.

A series of explosions in commuter trains in the country's financial hub killed 179 people and wounded hundreds more last week.

Indian officials suspect the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba to be behind the attacks.

There has yet to be a breakthrough in the investigations into the bombings.

There was no immediate reaction from Pakistan on the cancellation of talks.

The meeting in New Delhi was to be between the countries' chief foreign ministry officials and was to have reviewed progress in the peace talks, started in early 2004.


The decision to put off the talks, however, was not an end to discussions, the official said.

"We are still committed to making peace with them. But they have to show that they can keep their promises to end terrorism before we can move forward," he said.

The official was referring to a pledge that Islamabad made in 2004 that it would not allow its territory to be used by anti-Indian militants fighting against New Delhi's rule in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Pakistan has denied any connection with the Mumbai bombings and said Indian allegations were nothing more than propaganda or speculation unless New Delhi came up with evidence.

Pervez Musharraf, the president of Pakistan, has offered his country's full co-operation in any investigation by India, wherever it should lead.


theres crisis in every part of the world. these two countries have been fighting for the last 55 years. If the peace talks fails again, that will be another 55 years of fighting for these countries.

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Re: India cancels peace talks with Pakistan
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006, 05:01:24 AM »
I think that both countries (and their peoples) are committed to peace, but there are rogue elements in Pakistan (which are uncontrollable due to the geography and government of the country) and militant Hindu factions & corrupt politicians in India which will stall peace for as long as possible.

After all, there's no money to be made in peacetime for some people  :(

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Re: India cancels peace talks with Pakistan
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 08:59:53 AM »
i don;t view this as significant peace is in both their interests

iraq would just get annexed by iran

That would be a great solution.  If Iran and the majority of Iraqi's are pleased with it, then why shouldn't they do it?