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No offer by Russia to mediate with Pakistan, says India

IANS  |  New Delhi 

has not made any offer to mediate between and Pakistan, the said on Thursday, after "welcomed" Russian President Vladimir Putin's reported offer to resolve bilateral tensions.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay, in a statement said: "No offer of mediation between and was made by to

"It is my understanding that is very well aware of India's consistent position to address all outstanding issues with bilaterally in an environment free of terrorism and violence," he said.

The response came after Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said: "Pakistan welcomes Russia's attention and intention to play a role in this long-standing issue on the UNSC agenda."



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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 19:32 IST