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Pak welcomes Putin's mediation offer to ease tensions with India

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

has welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin's reported offer to ease the ongoing tensions between and Although, has not confirmed about it.

The Dawn quoted Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria as saying during a weekly press briefing in on Thursday that the country had recently established high-level contact with and welcome Putin's offer to mediate between and

According to unverified reports in media, Russian President Putin during his meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister on the sidelines of the recently-held Belt and Road Forum reportedly offered to help mediate tensions between Islamabad and

Tensions have been running high between the two Asian neighbours amid spree of ceasefire violations and cross-border infiltration from Pakistan side.

Relations between and Pakistan worsened after several terror attacks including one on an Indian military base in Uri and also on an base in Pathankot.

The situation between both nations further deteriorated after a Pakistan military court announced a death sentence to former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Relations between the two nations have been particularly worsened after the 2008 Mumbai attacks by Pakistan based terrorists.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 20:07 IST