Goodwill window closing between Pakistan, India, warns defence minister Manohar Parrikar


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had opened a window of goodwill and dialogue with Pakistan, but according to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, it was now closing as doubts remained about its sincerity in tackling terrorism.

“Prime Minister Modi opened a window of opportunities when he visited the Pakistan prime minister. I think that window is slowly closing. Before it closes, Pakistan needs to develop that trust with India on its sincerity on the approach,” he was quoted by NDTV as saying.

“Pakistan separates terrorists between good ones and bad ones. They are after bad ones but the good ones are promoted to operate in Afghanistan and India. I think that needs to be tackled at a diplomatic level,” Mr Parrikar said.

The comments were made at t the Shangri-La Dialogue, an inter-governmental security forum in Singapore. They came a day after the chief of the National Investigation Agency probing the Pathankot terrorist attack said the Pakistan government did not appear to be involved.

Mr Modi and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier this week had a phone conversation ahead of the latter’s heart surgery in London. They reportedly discussed ties between India and Pakistan that have cooled in recent weeks over the probe into the Pathankot terrorist strike.

Following a trip by a team of Pakistani investigators to the secure facility in Punjab, Pakistan has not cleared a counter-request for officers from India’s premier investigation agency, the NIA, to visit Pakistan.

India’s external affairs ministry alleges the role of Pakistani nationals in the terrorist strike on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot “is an accepted fact” while the NIA refuted reports of exonerating the country’s government in aiding the terrorists.



  1. Hahahaha look whos talking, its funny by the way, we Pakistanis don’t feel fear from you Indians. Your warnings are just like a joke for us.

  2. sure after burgade of spy getting roundup it should be closed .. this man is simple C_nt

  3. HAHAHAHA! What and indiot. You may be able put fear into weak nations like Nepal, but this won't work on Pakistan.

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