Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. — File photo

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned Tuesday that there “cannot be business as usual” with Pakistan after last week's deadly flare-up along the border in disputed Kashmir. “It cannot be business as usual” with Pakistan, he told reporters on the sidelines of an army function.

“What has happened is unacceptable,” he added in reference to the killing of two Indian soldiers, one of whom was beheaded.

“Those responsible for this crime will have to be brought to book.”

Singh's comments came a day after commanders of the two armies traded protests over the border exchanges and the chief of India's million-plus military ordered an “aggressive” response to any fresh cross-border firing.

The Indian government has accused Pakistani soldiers of crossing into Indian territory and killing two of its soldiers on Jan 8.

Pakistan denies its troops were involved in any such incident and has accused Indian troops of killing two of its soldiers.

Foreign ministers of both sides have warned against escalating tensions.

But the Indian army chief of staff told his commanders Monday to respond “aggressively” to any future Pakistani firing across the de facto border in Kashmir known as the Line of Control.

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Secular no more
January 15, 2013 3:13 pm
Thats what we are saying stop killing and lets talk....or else we will kill too.
January 15, 2013 3:24 pm
In international relations mutual respect plays predominant role., No soverign nation should feel bigger than the other and that is the only way of living together. In war the people die and the warring nations get absolutely nothing except tremendous economic and human loss and disrespect in the international fora. We must learn from the history and try to be more sincere to the nation in stead of posing threats on account of bigness. Sometimes bigness becomes absolute abuse.
January 15, 2013 3:03 pm
Thank you very much. May almighty make your words come true. It will greatly help us eliminate the terror from across the border. thanks you!
Maqboolfida (@Maqboolfida)
January 15, 2013 12:55 pm
Perhaps the govt sensing its downfall wanted to shift focus away...or maybe rogues in the army too...but that it has happened and done by someone from pakistan is a given worth investigating!
Narcotic guy
January 15, 2013 3:27 pm
Vishal, You didn't get the sarcasm!
January 15, 2013 3:21 pm
i think giving unusual statement is not a solution and we have to cope with this problem through dialogue to avoid such incidents in future pakistan has a clear cut statement but indian army and air chief along with pm should have to remain cool in this situation because this will fire the situation
January 15, 2013 3:24 pm
Really! 'Most people in Pakistan are living in ignorance'. Obviously, you have some kind of proof! By all means share with us. And you are the expert on history as well! Don't just make a dumb comment for the sake of making a comment. In case you haven't noticed, soldiers died from both sides. A simple statement, like, 'resolve all issues through dialogue would have made good heading'
January 15, 2013 3:24 pm
feature is dark but future is bright
Secular no more
January 15, 2013 3:14 pm
India needs Pakistan....LOL!!!
Secular no more
January 15, 2013 3:12 pm
Seriously...dude just look at at your country...and ask your self who requires who more.
January 15, 2013 3:04 pm
fine. now in which area would anyone be able to do business with pakistan? terror??? sorry.. only a couple of islamic countries may be interested. not others :).
Pavas Ambashta
January 15, 2013 3:01 pm
The only importance Pakistan has is that it situated in our neighborhood and is highly unstable, otherwise tell me a single area (except Terrorism and Cricket) where one can learn anything from today's Pakistan?? I know it may sound harsh, but the reality is that Pakistan is a worthless country from economic point of view.
Secular no more
January 15, 2013 3:27 pm
India should focus on Bangladesh that's a better breed to do business with...atleast Bangladesh pay back the money taken....but Pakistan has 35K on each one of them in loan from the world...give world the money.
January 15, 2013 2:31 pm
You have got your wish.
January 15, 2013 2:58 pm
Its clear that India does not want peace between two countries. As soon as things become bit normal and people start to enjoy each other through games and other outlets, India finds reason to disrupt all of it.
January 16, 2013 9:17 am
Not worth it
January 15, 2013 12:45 pm
he still wants unusual business ...
Pavas Ambashta
January 15, 2013 2:52 pm
What business can a country expect from Pakistan, a failed and bankrupt nation?? What exactly can Pakistan offer in business?? What except Cement, can Pakistan export? Suicide Jackets and Terrorists!!!
Kamal Hasan
January 15, 2013 2:52 pm
People do die in conflicts, but there should be a respect for human remains, once a person die, no one care whether he is indian, pakistani or hindu or Musilm. The way one of the dead indian soldier was killed is a question ? Just imagine situation, a monther wanted to see her son dead body, couldn't see his face ? even Indian government treated Kasab very well and hanged him properly. they could have cut his head, that didn;t happen. Please respect human remains
January 16, 2013 9:40 am
well said
January 15, 2013 2:54 pm
India is a mature democracy my friend; do you really think that cricket decides bi-lateral issues? Whole world knows how Pakistan was denying about Osama. Open your eyes and know something about your country.
not so concerned pakistani
January 15, 2013 2:47 pm
INDIA, who else....haha
January 15, 2013 2:44 pm
This is a normal thing for India to do to supress the uncertaining within their localities. They are trying to undermine the rape cases that are causing local chaos by diverting world's attention towards this issue by creating issue at the LoC.
raja hindustani
January 15, 2013 1:34 pm
Sabotaging peace process by brutal killing of Indian soldier and now creating political unrest by arrest warrant against PM..something is going in Pakistan....!!! Is this just co-incidence..??
Syed rizvi
January 15, 2013 2:43 pm
Where are pakistans chiefs of armed forces to comment on this indian threat
January 15, 2013 2:43 pm
yes, its obvious, who wants to do any business with FAILED STATE called Pakistan... Their house is burning like anything then who wants to do any business with sinking ship...
January 16, 2013 9:14 am
well said. No business? so just buzz off!
Pavas Ambashta
January 15, 2013 2:46 pm
Everything is conspiracy if it is against Pakistan!! What a Joke!!
January 15, 2013 2:37 pm
This is what is said after Mumbai 26/11 which Pakistanis as usual denied. He is a robot controlled by Sonia and Ahmed Patel. It is better he retires and goes to his paki village from where he sprang up.
January 15, 2013 1:16 pm
We also desire the same ........ NO BUSINESS-AS-USUAL with India .....
January 15, 2013 2:30 pm
lets cut heads and be gentlemen... good idea
January 16, 2013 9:12 am
Who cares? Stop all realtions. really, I am convinced there is never any good to come to Pakistan from India, just shut each other out, no talks drama.
January 15, 2013 2:26 pm
I am sure Indian army doesn't give a flying dime to game of cricket.
raja hindustani
January 15, 2013 2:19 pm
India did because India has capability to confront. Do you have such capability..?? ;)
January 15, 2013 2:29 pm
Oh man ! learn history
January 15, 2013 2:28 pm
Haha.. Which country in this world needs Pakistan ? Absolutely none. Most countries would be happy that Pakistan is not their neighbour :-)
January 15, 2013 2:19 pm
dilshad, if this is good enough for you to be happy, we grant it to you. Because when you step out of your house in Mumbai, you will see only filth and desperation.
January 15, 2013 1:34 pm
hahhhaha good joke
January 15, 2013 1:35 pm
good joke
January 15, 2013 1:35 pm
business ..... are you serious .... do they have a merchandise to trade .... other than exporting terror .....
January 15, 2013 2:33 pm
I just realized, all the comments made in favor of Pakistan have been flagged down by a huge number and they are not offensive in anyway either! I wonder, why Indians are visiting a Pakistani news website in the first place and then also actively participating in commenting... No business as usual with us right...
open minded
January 15, 2013 2:33 pm
Army chief has taken good stance
January 15, 2013 1:33 pm
3rd parties can't intervene in India's matters due to its internal policy and it is rightly so.
January 15, 2013 1:33 pm
hahhhahahahhaha god joke
January 15, 2013 1:33 pm
one cannot do business with Pakistan ... Charity would be more appropriate.......
January 15, 2013 1:33 pm
india is also a failed state nd a very very corrupt 1 !
January 15, 2013 1:33 pm
thats the main problem u peopls are always affriad from the truth u peopls dont like to listen truth
Shadab Alam
January 15, 2013 1:29 pm
You really think we need your business...!!! hehe...
January 15, 2013 2:09 pm
Do you??? now that your hockey players are returning home, cricket ties are again going to be in jeopardized state, no visa for senior members, no other cricketing nation still in a ready mind set to visit Pakistan at least for another few years or so..... People are advised to stay away from traveling to pakistan....Is this what you desired "No Business as usual"
Javed Arshad
January 15, 2013 11:43 am
Hostility across the LOC can be expected although ceasefire held its grounds for a decade, however I find it difficult to believe that Pak Army will kill Indian soldier and behead them – why – this is a very professional and well respected armed force and will not do that. Besides, why would Pak provoke India at this juncture when things have been moving along for better on all fronts. Is there a conspiracy ???!!!
January 15, 2013 11:43 am
This warning should be coming rather from the Pakistani side. If India has an issue with LoC flare-up, why is it not willing to settle it through international body interrogation, which Pakistan is strongly suggesting ? I am sure an international neutral body will expose them well.
January 15, 2013 12:18 pm
The rest of the world apart from India. Does that answer your question?
January 15, 2013 12:18 pm
bro it looks like u woke up from a long last few months local indian newpaper and see who wants to do business.... :-D
A friendly Indian
January 15, 2013 12:14 pm
Mr Javed, I feel that the army in Pakistan is not in the control of the government, as it is in other parts of the world. Your army is always against the relationship with India, because that is the surviving point for the army. I may believe that your government is not at all included in the incidence and this whole thing is just executed by some lower ranks officer of the army because the diplomatic and visa talks were on with India. Killing a soldier is different, beheading is a different thing altogether.
January 15, 2013 1:34 pm
Aman ki Aaasha :D Aur Hindustani Manmohan Ka Tamasha :D
January 15, 2013 2:02 pm
India doesnt and will not want an equal relationship with Pakistan. This is clear from their attitude. Even if Pakistan cricket team goes and wins some games it really hurt their national pride and ego, recent series is the best example.
Ahmed j
January 15, 2013 12:14 pm
Name a single Indian neighbour with whom you did not have any confrontation. You have military confrontation with Pakistan, China, Bangladesh. You had sent Army beyond its borders to Srilanka, Maldives and invaded Goa by military means instead of peaceful dialogue. Sikkim in North is another arrogance. If you call Pakistan Barbaric then what name do you have for yourself. It has to be more worst.
January 15, 2013 1:48 pm
You visit Google, Facebook and other American sites. But, still hate America. But, Indians can't comment on Pakistani websites? FYI, many of the IT products have some kind of origin or link with India.
January 15, 2013 12:09 pm
We are ready to make this loss :D..This in fact is no loss at all for India. If at all, it is a loss, it is for Pakistan!
January 15, 2013 1:38 pm
Pakistan is known better as the kindness shown by India..................................
khalid sheikh
January 15, 2013 12:10 pm
Thank you very much India, I wish we could build a very high wall to stop any link with India. India needs no business please !
January 15, 2013 12:11 pm
If this makes you happy, then be happy in your own mind ! e don't bother about this at all. :D
January 15, 2013 11:48 am
Who in the world wants to do business with Pakistan?
January 15, 2013 12:00 pm
I know who started it. It was Indian army who couldn't digest Pakistan's victory on their soil. It happened on the same night when Pakistan was celebrating winning cricket series.
January 15, 2013 11:35 am
Thanks Irtiza, lets see who wins the race!
January 15, 2013 11:33 am
Yes, the killing of two Pakistani troops on Jan 11 is UN-ACCEPATABLE, as the killing of alleged Indian trrops on Jan 12. Whoever initiated these deadly killings wants populace of the sub continent to suffer.
January 15, 2013 1:36 pm
Really Pakistan should not have won the series cause Indian are going crazy due to it :DD
January 15, 2013 11:26 am
Rightly said
January 15, 2013 11:29 am
LOL is your cntry in any position 2 do business with india :D
January 15, 2013 12:03 pm
This is India..all talk and no action... As usual India will back down and blink!
January 15, 2013 11:43 am
I think the word 'business' is used in generality and has nothing to do with trade of objects.
January 15, 2013 11:41 am
If we were nobody, you wont be visitng this site.
Zaheer Rizvi (India)
January 15, 2013 11:39 am
No problem at all. India has surplus money and does not require trade with dear neighbor too
January 15, 2013 11:35 am
Old tactics
One Indian
January 15, 2013 11:36 am
oh oh... please don't say that... we are scared... !!!!
January 15, 2013 11:26 am
Who wants business with a failed state and a bankrupt economy?
raja hindustani
January 15, 2013 11:26 am
who care...!!! we don't require such barbaric friend to do business with....
January 15, 2013 11:27 am
LoL... Huge loss to India huh!!! :P
January 15, 2013 11:41 am
Can you name the Business offered from Pak side ??
January 15, 2013 2:09 pm
whereas India seems to be the land of ever flourishing hate for their neighbours
Vinod Gulati
January 15, 2013 12:52 pm
Really, it is a matter of shock that we could not mature so far in spite of the period of more than 65 years after independence, to ascertain what benefits our people may get further if the both countries again entangle in war for the disputes which could not be solved in spite of numberless discussions. The history has shown the failure of the "Two Religions-Two Nations" doctrine. At the time of partition, some greedy leaders were there to create the disturbance. Today, their next generations are willing to do so. Big powers need business and they make us scapegoats once we may internationalize our bilateral issues. Today, both countries have no comparison in terms of their resources and demands. Why do they waste the valued assets on creating such scenes? It is known fact that if financial and other exchanges are stopped by India, Pakistan would be big looser. If the head of one soldier gives some winning feelings to the person who committed this brutality, it must be kept in mind that many heads in turn may have to be returned in due course of time. Both countries may think over the matter again and take corrective action immediately before it is too late. Instead of war, they must resolve for reunification again like Germany did. If some of the leaders do not agree, the people of both countries can march ahead to break down the barriers. Let the deserted families meet their loved ones again.
January 15, 2013 12:43 pm
Guys is there any benefit to fight all the times. There are ways to settle things through dialogue. Lets be gentlemen and let the leaders sought this issue out. Giving harsh comments will not resolve any issue. Thanks.
January 15, 2013 2:03 pm
like they exposed osama in pakistan
January 15, 2013 1:10 pm
i think it is not done! they should have kept the road to peace moving.. congress is just so fearful coz of coming elections next year that they wont make any policy to trouble there image. It is not a good step on responsible country like India. As an Indian, I think we should shown to pakistanis that we are open to scopes even after your brutality on LOC. We cant deny most people in pakistan are living in ignorance and instances like these just add fuel for people who want to use India and Indian issues to make hype of small things. They should take it seriously but shouldnt cut off all together as pakistan will never agree it did that incident, see the history of them. They feel proud in denying there deeds, so when we will start it again after couple months or years why not let the business go on as always. let people interact and decide who is culprit for once. enough of politics!
January 15, 2013 2:08 pm
hahah..dats y u guys r not allowed to host any international sports tournaments... Ur tourism industry is literally non every drop of hat u guys rush to world bank 4 loans...Hahaha da whole world wants to do business with u guys...wake up and face the reality.
January 15, 2013 2:08 pm
pakistan your feature is dark dark only dark
January 15, 2013 1:13 pm
Thanks !
Adnan Hassan
January 15, 2013 12:21 pm
Feed your poor people first and give them shelter as most of your fellow country men/women are sleeping at footpath.
January 15, 2013 1:56 pm
Do you have money for your Wall ? :)
Pavas Ambashta
January 15, 2013 3:52 pm
And what exactly do you understand by the word "Business" here?? "Business" here means the usual relation which both the countries maintain..
January 15, 2013 12:34 pm
1st mistake of india,,Nehru taking Kashmir issue to UN instead of kicking out terrorists. 2nd mistake of India, BJP govt during peace talks, declared some regions as disputed regions. Before this incident it was an internal problem of India. Now India has decided to keeps thin re internal issues. What can UN observe investigate anyway. Pak cannot bend India with terror The word knew terrorist all over the world are from pak. It is best to consider recent issue as another incident of terrorist.
January 15, 2013 12:52 pm
Mr Javed, You brought a valid point. as Indian, I don't expect or believe that professional Pakistani army can do that kind of atrocity. However, if you ask any person in thsi world, that who can do that kind of beheading and cut into pieces. You know that answer.!. Ask even any pakistani children, who dn't know anything abt politics and patriotism. Thats means, Either there were some bad elements entered into the pakistani military and by chance they got an opportunity to work in the LOC line border security force or some of your army officers were corrupted or supporting some militant group who can do this kind of job.!!. Ofcourse, you can think that Indian army itself did this to their own soldiers and acting like innocent person in international community.....everyone knows the ethics of indian military and atleast I don't believe, not only abt indian military but even pakistani military will do that. "All my conspiracy is some of army officers were supporting some militant group and they did this".
ahmed shaik
January 15, 2013 1:41 pm
One of them are culprit for sure...I am An Indian...But will say this may have done for some political gain....So what we have to analyse in future is..Who will gain from not having business between the 2 neighbors or by having a war..Definitely people suffer in any case!!!!! These politics are so dirty!!!! Allah have mercy on both nations...
January 15, 2013 12:28 pm
At least we won the cricket series ;). LMAO !
Jiten Soni
January 15, 2013 3:48 pm
It started with pakistan suspending trade at LoC, it has been a decade since India granted MFN status to pakistan, and Pakistan is yet to reciprocate. Please tell me Why should be the peace process be one sided?
January 15, 2013 11:19 am
Then no business as usual with India, either. Tit-for-tat, dear neighbor.
January 15, 2013 3:33 pm
Pakistan wants the UN to investigate the latest incident,why is india dragging its feet?
January 15, 2013 3:42 pm
You guys dont have a choice
Govinda Pathak
January 15, 2013 12:46 pm
Pakistan is important to India, it could be a conspiracy but Indian politicians are not in a state of following logic, they would have to act under peer pressure, if only pak judiciary can help, i.e set up some immediate committee to investigate the matter, or may be release sarabjeet singh as a gesture war can be avoided,,, we arnt expectin anything frm any politicians, judiciary on other hand can help to save the subcontinent...
January 16, 2013 9:39 am
High hopes. Not visible till liars of yr country keep ruling.
January 15, 2013 3:32 pm
Start respecting opinions and don't just shut people up. Not every one in india has someone working in Army but we all have shed tears for our soldiers. Let me tell you that there are much smarter ways to handle this situation than sending hockey players back and calling off the visa agreement.
January 15, 2013 1:40 pm
What are all the Indians are doing here? Don't you have your own melowdrama like media covering these headlines?
January 15, 2013 12:44 pm
This is a sad development by some vested interests. Why not give peace a chance? Things were going so well. I truly hope that this is just a sibling quarrel and peace will be back on track soon.
Bharat Varsh
January 15, 2013 12:25 pm
Worlds fastest economy does not depend on vegetables trade....well said PM....good move...
January 15, 2013 12:43 pm
Pakistan is land of conspiracy theories.
January 15, 2013 2:05 pm
What if ur family member was the soldier? Would u still say the same?
Joe India
January 15, 2013 12:49 pm
Both side have been moving towards a peaceful life & business. This is certainly came from a conspiracy. Should find out the culprits. Peace is more beautiful than power.
January 15, 2013 12:49 pm
400 million living under poverty with this surplus .. i hope it will be 500 million in next 2-3 years ..
Sky Warriors
January 15, 2013 3:57 pm
The ENTIRE GDP Of Pakistan Is Less than 1/2 Of Turnover Of Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE). The Entire GDP of Pakistan is Less than The Combined Revenue of Tata Group & Reliance Industries Ltd & Aditya Birla Group. A Delegation of Pakistani Businessmen had come to India for Signing A Collaboration with CII. With A GDP growth rate of 6% (2nd fastest in the world) & A Service Sector growing @ 13.8%. & Forex Reserves Enough to Sustain Imports for 7 Months .It is Clear Who Wants to Do With This International Joker Country Pakistan. Business In Pakistan .Are You Kidding Me?? The Only Business That Can Grow & Sustain In Pakistan is Terrorism. Hafiz Saeed, Syed Sallauddin, Hakimullah, These Are the Real Talent Pakistan has got. Who Wants to look at this Country Where Someone Osama Bin Laden Was Staying 60KM from National Capital.???
January 15, 2013 3:58 pm
There is no way a Pakistani soldier did this - every time our ties start warming up, something done by someone happens and you (indians) fall for it and start war mongering. Why are you so insecure? Oh btw, what about the 2 Pak soldiers killed across the LoC by Indians unprovoked which there is proof of?? Eh.. cat got your tongue now?
January 15, 2013 3:59 pm
congrats,,, but donot forget the defeat of worldcup 2003, 2011 and T20 final. This series is just a gift
January 15, 2013 3:59 pm
Pakistan is a failed state ... and Pakistan Army is responsible for this ...
Mukul Sehgal
January 15, 2013 4:00 pm
What kind of business do u have?
January 15, 2013 4:02 pm
China needs Pak to dump their goods , we don't.
Abdullah Hussain
January 15, 2013 4:05 pm
I think Pakistan is giving too much importance to maintaining good relationship with India. Good relationship should not be forced it should be on give & take basis.
January 15, 2013 4:05 pm
ganda hai par dhandha hai yeh...:-) ;-)
January 15, 2013 4:05 pm
This "beheading of an Indian soldier" is a world-class drama being orchestrated by the Indian Congress in connivance with the higher command of Indian Armed Forces to appease the right-wing extremists and woo their supporters. This way Congress can win over many hard-liners from the BJP crowd. More so, this way the visa accords between India and Pakistan can be scrapped or put on hold indefinitely (already done, as of now), the peace process can be suspended, and the armed forces can demand a bigger piece of the pie for modernization/weapons procurement (this applies to both the countries). Pakistan first reported that 2 of its troops were killed by Indian firing on the 11th of Jan. The matter of the 2 Indian soldiers getting shot (with one purported "beheading") the very next day is nothing short of a conspiracy to derail the dialogue and the peace process. May I ask our Indian friends how is it possible that Pakistanis can cross over to the Indian side of the LoC, jump(?) over the electrified fence, kill 2 Indian soldiers, find time to behead one (what was stopping them from beheading the other?), and safely get back to Pakistan undetected? This is extremely fishy and reeks of the stench of a false flag operation by the Indian gov't. Anyway, it's the common people who'd suffer the most from the derailed peace process. The 1% on both sides never cared about peace and they never will.
January 15, 2013 4:06 pm
Why does nothing good ever come out of Pakistan? All the rest of the world hears about is killing, terrorism, corruption, acid attacks, bombs, banning education, torching schools, forced marriage .... the list goes on.
Abdullah Hussain
January 15, 2013 4:09 pm
I feel really delighted to notice through their likes & dislikes the number of Indians enjoying reading & commenting in Dawn. Keep it up & enjoy Pakistan's un-parallel news coverage
January 15, 2013 4:10 pm
No one is serious in comenting...... Keep fighting ....
January 15, 2013 4:12 pm
must be tough to write your country's name next to your's every time. identity crises may i say or more loyal than the king might be more appropriate.
Mukul Sehgal
January 15, 2013 4:13 pm
ya we will do that but what about urs?
January 15, 2013 4:13 pm
Bro it looks like you are still sleeping. Pakistan's trade deficit is sulking each year.
January 15, 2013 4:16 pm
Buddy if you didnt bother then stop trolling on Pakistani news sites
Usman Lawyer
January 15, 2013 4:23 pm
100% Agree with Joe, whenever India and Pakistan move towards peace, something bad happens. It is indeed a conspiracy :(
January 15, 2013 4:23 pm
Thank Goodness ... the less relations with India ... the better ...
January 15, 2013 4:27 pm
ahmed J, Behading a soldier ( taking away head with them) is barbaric. This is as per Geneva convention and any civilized nation. For your beheading must be a normal thning.
January 15, 2013 4:28 pm
Ahmed, thee is a saying : stay close you friend and closer to your enemy.
January 15, 2013 4:34 pm
I am pretty sure Pakistan Army did it intentionaly - to create a crisis situation at the border and try to further destabilize the already fragile PPP government. Like every time Indian politicians are just playing into their hands
January 15, 2013 4:40 pm
Yes Pakistan is not capable of killing Indian soldier....clearly the Indian must have cut off his own head just to embarrass and destabilize Pakistan....Pakistanis never do anything violent and the entire world is conspiring against them...this is the Pakistani view of the world...
January 15, 2013 4:42 pm
Most Germans are catholics. Islam is not compatible with its own sects, let alone with other faiths.
January 15, 2013 4:49 pm
@Arshad - WOW!!
January 15, 2013 4:52 pm
Give peace a chance with whom and what? These siblings are 65 years old and very different. One is secular and another one is overly religious. Totally incompatible!
January 15, 2013 4:53 pm
It has been seen for so long that whenever India and Pakistan come together something happens and we back to our war zone! good keep it that way!
Well wisher
January 15, 2013 4:58 pm
I am requesting each and every one don't play ping pong in the comments. War never bring peace to anyone. Enough damage done to 2 nations.
Aslam Q
January 15, 2013 5:07 pm
JESUS! You are talking about 'High walls',that is great we have already 'fenced' our border but it seems your govt has different ideas...We have created 'fences' in reply your Govt. start digging underground ' rat tunnels' to enter India.So who needs to 'enter' India it's very much a fact which we are clearly visualising in your action. It's always your prime feature,'Yoy say something,Do the opposite'.
January 15, 2013 5:13 pm
Good for you.
January 15, 2013 5:16 pm
i dont understand why indian forces finished it on the border itself, when two indian soldiers were killed, our forces shud have retaliated at that moment itself
January 15, 2013 5:17 pm
Arshad ... Cricket match is least of concern when it comes to life of people .. get over it
January 15, 2013 5:22 pm
January 15, 2013 5:23 pm
or any other country in the world. Oh well, except, Afghanistan ,of course.
January 15, 2013 5:30 pm
how about successful, brilliant, genius or even shining.
January 15, 2013 5:35 pm
@Arshad .. That's such a bizzare statement. Not even the most phenatic mulla in Pak would believe that.
January 15, 2013 5:41 pm
Cricket? What a intelligent statement. Bravo Man
January 16, 2013 11:17 am
Cause you need it :) lolz. Baniya mentality at work in whatever India does... Now you need route through Pakistan to get CAR gas and push your goods so you need peace, before that you did whatever you could to hurt Pakistan.
January 15, 2013 5:54 pm
Can someone please define "business as usual" first. What heavens will fall in Pakistan after Singh's statement?
January 15, 2013 5:57 pm
There is a bigger game at play here. One obscure Qadri and his shenanigans, PM's arrest order and diverting public attention by killing Indian soldiers on the border are ominous signs of something more sinister. People, don't miss the roadposts. God bless everyone
January 15, 2013 6:00 pm
you will die without Indian medicine, sorry I forgot,you can get american medicine.
aftab hadi
January 15, 2013 6:06 pm
Aftab..India It is very unfortunate to hear all this at such a critical times.In the war no one is winner.The people of both countries dont want war.In Pakistan,the Army has a deep rooted interest to perpetuate hostality towards India.In Indian Political set-up, some political groups have a interest to see that both countries are at war.The people of both counties have very warm feelings towards each other.Recently,I have been to Karachi and Lahore,I am witnesse to lot of good will and love in Pakistani majaority towards Indian people. Both governments should allow the people to people contact, Let people should decide the fate of the sub-continent. The majority of Indian people have greate love and respect for the people of Pakistan.I wish we could see the unification of these two countries in our life time. Life is to love and enjoy.
January 15, 2013 6:06 pm
We already built a fence at our cost. what you have to offer ? You are bankrupt, living on US aid, no industry worth its name. How much India will make selling tea, vegetables or sugar to Pakistan ? Just one pharmaceutical product to one European country will fetch us that money. Pakistan and its terror will harm Pakistan in long run, the farther India moves better it is.
January 15, 2013 6:31 pm
That statement has no basis in economics whatsoever.
January 15, 2013 6:32 pm
Pakistan has a low tax/GDP ratio, which it is trying to improve. The current tax-to-GDP ration is estimated to be between 8%–9% which is far below developing other countries of the region such as India (15%) and Sri Lanka (18%)
January 15, 2013 7:03 pm
This is rediculus thought.
January 15, 2013 7:15 pm
and lost all world cup matches upto now not a single win ;) LMAO !
January 15, 2013 7:33 pm
Oh please!!!! Can't we just get along for the love of God!!!!!
akhter husain
January 15, 2013 7:45 pm
Good News.Now we can expect peace in Pakistan.Thank you Mr Manmohan Singh.
January 15, 2013 7:46 pm
Ok , we will see who will be the winner. Pakistans situation is already terrible , you can only sink for ever. Do not forget than Indians and pakistanis are only of the same family...
akhter husain
January 15, 2013 7:49 pm
You are exactly like an Indian whose prime interest is business not lives of humans.
akhter husain
January 15, 2013 7:56 pm
Why you do not give this advice to Indian leadership.Ask them to stop taking advantage of the time that can always change.
January 15, 2013 7:57 pm
if you are so sure about your bonafide nature then why don't you people let international bodies to investigate the matter. Because you know, u can not see your true picture.
akhter husain
January 15, 2013 8:04 pm
Well replied
January 15, 2013 8:11 pm
Beautiful sentence" peace is more beautiful than power" but need to understand by those who has the POWER.
nutreal view
January 15, 2013 8:17 pm
Quetta twin bombing is not an isolated incident either.
January 15, 2013 8:21 pm
Seeing this India-Pakistan rivalry makes me chuckle. Okay fine, India has "no business" with Pakistan. So what? Instead of complaining, arguing and getting itchy over this matter, get over it! India will have to fend for themselves and so will Pakistan. Calling each other names and degrading each other's countries won't tackle poverty or make your country thrive. End of story.
January 15, 2013 8:29 pm
No business as usual? Good. Now all Indians please leave this website and go to your own propaganda mouthpieces.
Md. Tazuddin Ansari
January 15, 2013 8:46 pm
Now enough and enough. Please stop all trade with the failed country(Pakistan). Stop all sporting activity. Stop all so called exchanges with their artists. Stop ALL visas. Stop ALL meetings with their politicians.
January 15, 2013 9:39 pm
it is better for both Pakistan and India to cut of thier trade and cultural ties since the Issue of Kashmir hasn't bin resloved. Trust me Pakistan is way too good to have no ties with India untill the Kashmir Issue is resolved
January 15, 2013 10:15 pm
Ever heard of Stockholm syndrome? Look it up on Google. Thats what you are suffering from.
January 15, 2013 10:18 pm
Well said Soniya!!! Its time that Pakistanis should know that....
January 15, 2013 10:20 pm
Do you really think these comments deserve a response from our service chiefs? Our chiefs are not jokers.
January 15, 2013 10:21 pm
Pakistan is not home to the world's largest starving population, India is.
January 15, 2013 10:43 pm
SFK, As you know, that Pakistan is in the news all over the world including Hollywood movies...You guys are famous in every way. India is a peace loving country and we are world famous for that. We dont like to go international we know how to settle our problem and we have been doing it well since our independance!!!
Akil Akhtar
January 15, 2013 11:05 pm
Good one
Dinesh Srirengan
January 16, 2013 12:06 pm
LOL Next stop war with England because of the Test defeat.
January 16, 2013 4:53 pm
thank you manmohan. We really don't need india to have any relations with us. They are nothing but trouble and liars.
January 16, 2013 4:50 pm
I totally agree.
January 16, 2013 4:51 pm
January 16, 2013 4:51 pm
Well said Akram.
January 16, 2013 4:52 pm
My sentiments exactly. Apparently there seem to be 100 indians to every Pakistani on dawn news.
January 16, 2013 4:52 pm
That didnt make any sense vijay
January 17, 2013 6:44 am
That is nearly the ratio of Indians / Pakistanis having access to internet.
January 16, 2013 12:50 pm
India finds reason to disrupt it?? WTH??!! go and read the history of Kargil war... it was ur ex-army chief who was planning the kargil war when the peace process was taking place in Agra summit... and ur ex-PM claimed ignorance on his part..
January 16, 2013 12:43 pm
yup..u have always been taking.. thts the problem.. India gave MFN status long back.. wat abt vice versa?? talking abt gud relationship.. u could atleast start with putting Saeed behind bars...tht itself will be a big step in assuring India tht u mean business when it comes to moving towards peace process... be fair guys... it was MMS who called the ex-PM for the cricket match...which eventually started the peace process...
srinivasa kumar mn
January 16, 2013 4:46 am
indians domination continues all around the globe DAWN is no exception.. take it.....
January 16, 2013 4:46 am
Yes please..
January 16, 2013 4:47 am
Pakistan Victory !?!?!.....when did you win any battle with us dude...wake up.
Ahmed Sultan (India)
January 16, 2013 5:07 am
Its Dr. Manmohan Singh
Ahmed Sultan (India)
January 16, 2013 5:09 am
So if somebody beheads your people, will you remain quite
Ahmed Sultan (India)
January 16, 2013 5:09 am
Busy, running the country
Ahmed Sultan (India)
January 16, 2013 5:12 am
Grow up. Even after winning why you that trophy was not enough, that you took one of our heads
January 16, 2013 9:44 pm
From what I understand, it's something like when you are under the captivity of fundamentalists and terrorists for too long, you begin to empathize with their point of view and begin to support and vehemently defend every dastardly action of theirs. I think it neatly sums up today's Pakistan.
January 16, 2013 9:58 pm
Are you sure it's not because India lost the cricket series? I think that's what some of your "intellectuals" were saying a few days back.
January 16, 2013 10:08 pm
An equal relationship is between equal partners. India and Pakistan are not equal in morality, size, economy, military strength, global goodwill, political clout. India is not foolish to want an 'equal' relationship with Pakistan. That is the reality of the world. Learn to live with it. It can be a dignified relationship, but never an equal one. Like that between India and the US. There is mutual respect and there are mutual red lines. There are common goals. But is the relationship equal? Nobody in his right mind will say so.
January 16, 2013 3:06 pm
well said though i am indian i agree both side actually not interested to resolve the issue, they need to be stay on this issue when some problem comes they can start this issue again. When it comes to India and Pakistan all become patriots they forgot corruption , poverty all internal problems.Keep it up
January 16, 2013 1:54 pm
keep deluding yourlselves
January 16, 2013 8:33 am
January 16, 2013 7:31 am
Oh, did we have "business as usual" before? There is nothing normal between Pakistan and India. And reading the comments of many of the Indians here, perhaps there never will be. Indians have failed in every test the peace process has asked for. Rather then trying to cool things down at the border, Indians are war mongering. Quite immature indeed. I hope more sense prevails on Pakistani side.
January 16, 2013 7:46 am
No need for our chiefs to stoop to the low levels of cheap nationalism.
January 16, 2013 7:45 pm
Soldiers killed on each side, visa regulations post-poned, hockey players sent back, threatening noises..........sounds very much like business as usual.
January 16, 2013 8:09 am
hey! stop acting like Alfred Einstein.Mere name won't make you an intellectual.
January 16, 2013 8:10 am
piece or peace?
January 16, 2013 8:11 am
well said
January 16, 2013 8:13 am
that's what i felt too.well said
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