India does not appear to share Pak view on Siachenon November 14th, 2006 at 11:25 pm
New Delhi, PTI: India today did not appear to share Pakistan’s view that a resolution to Siachen issue was a “matter of days” as it said the talks on the subject are going on.
“Our position has been stated earlier,” External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters here responding to claim by Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri yesterday about possibility of settlement on Siachen in the near future.
New Delhi has made it clear that the vexed issue can be settled promptly if Islamabad agrees to its terms, particularly proper authentication of present troop positions of the two countries at the world’s highest battlefield.
India wants “iron-clad” authentication of the troop positions as it is wary of a repeat of Kargil when Pakistani forces occupied mountain heights in 1999.