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No business as usual with Pakistan: Indian PM

Published Jan 15, 2013 11:15am


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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 Jan 15, 2013 03:13pm
Thats what we are saying stop killing and lets talk....or else we will kill too.
MSK Jan 15, 2013 03:24pm
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.
samir Jan 15, 2013 03:03pm
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) Jan 15, 2013 12:55pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 03:27pm
Vishal, You didn't get the sarcasm!
Farhad Jan 15, 2013 03:21pm
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
Ray Jan 15, 2013 03:24pm
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'
kash Jan 15, 2013 03:24pm
feature is dark but future is bright
Secular no more Jan 15, 2013 03:14pm
India needs Pakistan....LOL!!!
Secular no more Jan 15, 2013 03:12pm
Seriously...dude just look at at your country...and ask your self who requires who more.
samir Jan 15, 2013 03:04pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 03:01pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 03:27pm
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.
Rahmat Jan 15, 2013 02:31pm
You have got your wish.
kh Jan 15, 2013 02:58pm
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.
Edwardian Jan 16, 2013 09:17am
Not worth it
Khurram Jan 15, 2013 12:45pm
he still wants unusual business ...
Pavas Ambashta Jan 15, 2013 02:52pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 02:52pm
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
s.p.bansal Jan 16, 2013 09:40am
well said
Rajveer Jan 15, 2013 02:54pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 02:47pm
INDIA, who else....haha
Riaz Jan 15, 2013 02:44pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 01:34pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 02:43pm
Where are pakistans chiefs of armed forces to comment on this indian threat
Soniya Jan 15, 2013 02:43pm
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...
nana Jan 16, 2013 09:14am
well said. No business? so just buzz off!
Pavas Ambashta Jan 15, 2013 02:46pm
Everything is conspiracy if it is against Pakistan!! What a Joke!!
Neena Jan 15, 2013 02:37pm
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.
Azhar Jan 15, 2013 01:16pm
We also desire the same ........ NO BUSINESS-AS-USUAL with India .....
rajiv Jan 15, 2013 02:30pm
lets cut heads and be gentlemen... good idea
nana Jan 16, 2013 09:12am
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.
bhujan Jan 15, 2013 02:26pm
I am sure Indian army doesn't give a flying dime to game of cricket.
raja hindustani Jan 15, 2013 02:19pm
India did because India has capability to confront. Do you have such capability..?? ;)
Basheera Jan 15, 2013 02:29pm
Oh man ! learn history
desi Jan 15, 2013 02:28pm
Haha.. Which country in this world needs Pakistan ? Absolutely none. Most countries would be happy that Pakistan is not their neighbour :-)
Syed Jan 15, 2013 02:19pm
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.
prince Jan 15, 2013 01:34pm
hahhhaha good joke
prince Jan 15, 2013 01:35pm
good joke
Indian Jan 15, 2013 01:35pm
business ..... are you serious .... do they have a merchandise to trade .... other than exporting terror .....
Imaan Jan 15, 2013 02:33pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 02:33pm
Army chief has taken good stance
KFS Jan 15, 2013 01:33pm
3rd parties can't intervene in India's matters due to its internal policy and it is rightly so.
prince Jan 15, 2013 01:33pm
hahhhahahahhaha god joke
Indian Jan 15, 2013 01:33pm
one cannot do business with Pakistan ... Charity would be more appropriate.......
fahad Jan 15, 2013 01:33pm
india is also a failed state nd a very very corrupt 1 !
prince Jan 15, 2013 01:33pm
thats the main problem u peopls are always affriad from the truth u peopls dont like to listen truth
Shadab Alam Jan 15, 2013 01:29pm
You really think we need your business...!!! hehe...
Anonymous Jan 15, 2013 02:09pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 11:43am
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
SFK Jan 15, 2013 11:43am
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.
SFK Jan 15, 2013 12:18pm
The rest of the world apart from India. Does that answer your question?
yasir Jan 15, 2013 12:18pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 12:14pm
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.
ammariftikhar Jan 15, 2013 01:34pm
Aman ki Aaasha :D Aur Hindustani Manmohan Ka Tamasha :D
Syed Jan 15, 2013 02:02pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 12:14pm
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.
peddarowdy Jan 15, 2013 01:48pm
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.
Vishal Jan 15, 2013 12:09pm
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!
AASHIK Jan 15, 2013 01:38pm
Pakistan is known better as the kindness shown by India..................................
khalid sheikh Jan 15, 2013 12:10pm
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 !
Vishal Jan 15, 2013 12:11pm
If this makes you happy, then be happy in your own mind ! e don't bother about this at all. :D
nan Jan 15, 2013 11:48am
Who in the world wants to do business with Pakistan?
Arshad Jan 15, 2013 12:00pm
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.
Nina-Indian Jan 15, 2013 11:35am
Thanks Irtiza, lets see who wins the race!
FISpark Jan 15, 2013 11:33am
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.
ammariftikhar Jan 15, 2013 01:36pm
Really Pakistan should not have won the series cause Indian are going crazy due to it :DD
Shahid Jan 15, 2013 11:26am
Rightly said
ind Jan 15, 2013 11:29am
LOL is your cntry in any position 2 do business with india :D
dostak Jan 15, 2013 12:03pm
This is India..all talk and no action... As usual India will back down and blink!
Me Jan 15, 2013 11:43am
I think the word 'business' is used in generality and has nothing to do with trade of objects.
ahmed Jan 15, 2013 11:41am
If we were nobody, you wont be visitng this site.
Zaheer Rizvi (India) Jan 15, 2013 11:39am
No problem at all. India has surplus money and does not require trade with dear neighbor too
ZF Jan 15, 2013 11:35am
Old tactics
One Indian Jan 15, 2013 11:36am
oh oh... please don't say that... we are scared... !!!!
Gautam Jan 15, 2013 11:26am
Who wants business with a failed state and a bankrupt economy?
raja hindustani Jan 15, 2013 11:26am
who care...!!! we don't require such barbaric friend to do business with....
John Jan 15, 2013 11:27am
LoL... Huge loss to India huh!!! :P
azitrl Jan 15, 2013 11:41am
Can you name the Business offered from Pak side ??
Syed Jan 15, 2013 02:09pm
whereas India seems to be the land of ever flourishing hate for their neighbours
Vinod Gulati Jan 15, 2013 12:52pm
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.
Pakistan Jan 15, 2013 12:43pm
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.
pakkil Jan 15, 2013 02:03pm
like they exposed osama in pakistan
aatisha Jan 15, 2013 01:10pm
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!
HHHhhhhhhh Jan 15, 2013 02:08pm
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.
dilshad Jan 15, 2013 02:08pm
pakistan your feature is dark dark only dark
Indian Jan 15, 2013 01:13pm
Thanks !
Adnan Hassan Jan 15, 2013 12:21pm
Feed your poor people first and give them shelter as most of your fellow country men/women are sleeping at footpath.
hummmmmm Jan 15, 2013 01:56pm
Do you have money for your Wall ? :)
Pavas Ambashta Jan 15, 2013 03:52pm
And what exactly do you understand by the word "Business" here?? "Business" here means the usual relation which both the countries maintain..
vj Jan 15, 2013 12:34pm
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.
Naresh Jan 15, 2013 12:52pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 01:41pm
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...
Mo Jan 15, 2013 12:28pm
At least we won the cricket series ;). LMAO !
Jiten Soni Jan 15, 2013 03:48pm
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?
Irtiza Jan 15, 2013 11:19am
Then no business as usual with India, either. Tit-for-tat, dear neighbor.
zaffar Jan 15, 2013 03:33pm
Pakistan wants the UN to investigate the latest incident,why is india dragging its feet?
rajesh Jan 15, 2013 03:42pm
You guys dont have a choice
Govinda Pathak Jan 15, 2013 12:46pm
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...
s.p.bansal Jan 16, 2013 09:39am
High hopes. Not visible till liars of yr country keep ruling.
Rohin Jan 15, 2013 03:32pm
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.
Lucky Jan 15, 2013 01:40pm
What are all the Indians are doing here? Don't you have your own melowdrama like media covering these headlines?
Missy Jan 15, 2013 12:44pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 12:25pm
Worlds fastest economy does not depend on vegetables trade....well said PM....good move...
vj Jan 15, 2013 12:43pm
Pakistan is land of conspiracy theories.
Ranga Jan 15, 2013 02:05pm
What if ur family member was the soldier? Would u still say the same?
Joe India Jan 15, 2013 12:49pm
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.
Khurram Jan 15, 2013 12:49pm
400 million living under poverty with this surplus .. i hope it will be 500 million in next 2-3 years ..
Sky Warriors Jan 15, 2013 03:57pm
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.???
pakone Jan 15, 2013 03:58pm
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?
anil Jan 15, 2013 03:59pm
congrats,,, but donot forget the defeat of worldcup 2003, 2011 and T20 final. This series is just a gift
Bunty Jan 15, 2013 03:59pm
Pakistan is a failed state ... and Pakistan Army is responsible for this ...
Mukul Sehgal Jan 15, 2013 04:00pm
What kind of business do u have?
Jeet Jan 15, 2013 04:02pm
China needs Pak to dump their goods , we don't.
Abdullah Hussain Jan 15, 2013 04:05pm
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.
kishore Jan 15, 2013 04:05pm
ganda hai par dhandha hai yeh...:-) ;-)
Blitzer Jan 15, 2013 04:05pm
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.
Anon Jan 15, 2013 04:06pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 04:09pm
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
Manse Jan 15, 2013 04:10pm
No one is serious in comenting...... Keep fighting ....
skeptic Jan 15, 2013 04:12pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 04:13pm
ya we will do that but what about urs?
Thinker Jan 15, 2013 04:13pm
Bro it looks like you are still sleeping. Pakistan's trade deficit is sulking each year.
Naveed Jan 15, 2013 04:16pm
Buddy if you didnt bother then stop trolling on Pakistani news sites
Usman Lawyer Jan 15, 2013 04:23pm
100% Agree with Joe, whenever India and Pakistan move towards peace, something bad happens. It is indeed a conspiracy :(
Chimgaadarr Jan 15, 2013 04:23pm
Thank Goodness ... the less relations with India ... the better ...
Mahavir Jan 15, 2013 04:27pm
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.
Mahavir Jan 15, 2013 04:28pm
Ahmed, thee is a saying : stay close you friend and closer to your enemy.
Pakistani Jan 15, 2013 04:34pm
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
Eddied Jan 15, 2013 04:40pm
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...
DS Jan 15, 2013 04:42pm
Most Germans are catholics. Islam is not compatible with its own sects, let alone with other faiths.
Bong Jan 15, 2013 04:49pm
@Arshad - WOW!!
DS Jan 15, 2013 04:52pm
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!
Imran Jan 15, 2013 04:53pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 04:58pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 05:07pm
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'.
Naren Jan 15, 2013 05:13pm
Good for you.
arun Jan 15, 2013 05:16pm
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
Manish Jan 15, 2013 05:17pm
Arshad ... Cricket match is least of concern when it comes to life of people .. get over it
Nasar Jan 15, 2013 05:22pm
Nasar Jan 15, 2013 05:23pm
or any other country in the world. Oh well, except, Afghanistan ,of course.
J.Sandhu Jan 15, 2013 05:30pm
how about successful, brilliant, genius or even shining.
Praveen Jan 15, 2013 05:35pm
@Arshad .. That's such a bizzare statement. Not even the most phenatic mulla in Pak would believe that.
Candesi Jan 15, 2013 05:41pm
Cricket? What a intelligent statement. Bravo Man
Nono Jan 16, 2013 11:17am
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.
Akram Jan 15, 2013 05:54pm
Can someone please define "business as usual" first. What heavens will fall in Pakistan after Singh's statement?
Joyforall Jan 15, 2013 05:57pm
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
Gary Jan 15, 2013 06:00pm
you will die without Indian medicine, sorry I forgot,you can get american medicine.
aftab hadi Jan 15, 2013 06:06pm
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.
Mandeep Jan 15, 2013 06:06pm
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.
Pritish Jan 15, 2013 06:31pm
That statement has no basis in economics whatsoever.
HNY2013 Jan 15, 2013 06:32pm
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%
Nish Jan 15, 2013 07:03pm
This is rediculus thought.
Mirror Jan 15, 2013 07:15pm
and lost all world cup matches upto now not a single win ;) LMAO !
imran Jan 15, 2013 07:33pm
Oh please!!!! Can't we just get along for the love of God!!!!!
akhter husain Jan 15, 2013 07:45pm
Good News.Now we can expect peace in Pakistan.Thank you Mr Manmohan Singh.
hashish Jan 15, 2013 07:46pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 07:49pm
You are exactly like an Indian whose prime interest is business not lives of humans.
akhter husain Jan 15, 2013 07:56pm
Why you do not give this advice to Indian leadership.Ask them to stop taking advantage of the time that can always change.
Suleman Jan 15, 2013 07:57pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 08:04pm
Well replied
Mirza Jan 15, 2013 08:11pm
Beautiful sentence" peace is more beautiful than power" but need to understand by those who has the POWER.
nutreal view Jan 15, 2013 08:17pm
Quetta twin bombing is not an isolated incident either.
Einstein Jan 15, 2013 08:21pm
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.
Akram Jan 15, 2013 08:29pm
No business as usual? Good. Now all Indians please leave this website and go to your own propaganda mouthpieces.
Md. Tazuddin Ansari Jan 15, 2013 08:46pm
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.
tony Jan 15, 2013 09:39pm
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
Akram Jan 15, 2013 10:15pm
Ever heard of Stockholm syndrome? Look it up on Google. Thats what you are suffering from.
AKK Jan 15, 2013 10:18pm
Well said Soniya!!! Its time that Pakistanis should know that....
Akram Jan 15, 2013 10:20pm
Do you really think these comments deserve a response from our service chiefs? Our chiefs are not jokers.
Akram Jan 15, 2013 10:21pm
Pakistan is not home to the world's largest starving population, India is.
AKK Jan 15, 2013 10:43pm
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 Jan 15, 2013 11:05pm
Good one
Dinesh Srirengan Jan 16, 2013 12:06pm
LOL Next stop war with England because of the Test defeat.
Anony Jan 16, 2013 04:53pm
thank you manmohan. We really don't need india to have any relations with us. They are nothing but trouble and liars.
Anony Jan 16, 2013 04:50pm
I totally agree.
Anony Jan 16, 2013 04:51pm
Anony Jan 16, 2013 04:51pm
Well said Akram.
Anony Jan 16, 2013 04:52pm
My sentiments exactly. Apparently there seem to be 100 indians to every Pakistani on dawn news.
Anony Jan 16, 2013 04:52pm
That didnt make any sense vijay
Rao Jan 17, 2013 06:44am
That is nearly the ratio of Indians / Pakistanis having access to internet.
BRR Jan 16, 2013 12:50pm
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..
BRR Jan 16, 2013 12:43pm
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 Jan 16, 2013 04:46am
indians domination continues all around the globe DAWN is no exception.. take it.....
Faraz Jan 16, 2013 04:46am
Yes please..
Akram Jan 16, 2013 04:47am
Pakistan Victory !?!?!.....when did you win any battle with us dude...wake up.
Ahmed Sultan (India) Jan 16, 2013 05:07am
Its Dr. Manmohan Singh
Ahmed Sultan (India) Jan 16, 2013 05:09am
So if somebody beheads your people, will you remain quite
Ahmed Sultan (India) Jan 16, 2013 05:09am
Busy, running the country
Ahmed Sultan (India) Jan 16, 2013 05:12am
Grow up. Even after winning why you that trophy was not enough, that you took one of our heads
Shubs Jan 16, 2013 09:44pm
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.
Shubs Jan 16, 2013 09:58pm
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.
Shubs Jan 16, 2013 10:08pm
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.
himesh Jan 16, 2013 03:06pm
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
smiley Jan 16, 2013 01:54pm
keep deluding yourlselves
PRINCE Jan 16, 2013 08:33am
aku Jan 16, 2013 07:31am
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.
Nina Jan 16, 2013 07:46am
No need for our chiefs to stoop to the low levels of cheap nationalism.
Nina Jan 16, 2013 07:45pm
Soldiers killed on each side, visa regulations post-poned, hockey players sent back, threatening noises..........sounds very much like business as usual.
vijaykumar,salem Jan 16, 2013 08:09am
hey! stop acting like Alfred Einstein.Mere name won't make you an intellectual.
vijaykumar,salem Jan 16, 2013 08:10am
piece or peace?
vijaykumar,salem Jan 16, 2013 08:11am
well said
vijaykumar,salem Jan 16, 2013 08:13am
that's what i felt too.well said