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No easy, quick solutions to Indo-Pak issues: Ex-diplomat

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

There are no easy and quick solutions to issues between and Pakistan, a former has said.

T C A Raghavan, the former Indian to Pakistan, said the issues between the two countries are characterised by lack of and they can only be addressed through diplomatic and political channels.

"I do not think there is an anyone can offer on issues," Raghavan said here yesterday.

"The issues are of mistrust. You can only address issues of mistrust through diplomatic and political processes. There are no easy, quick solutions," he said.

ties have nose-dived over a host of sticky issues, including cross-border

The last year's sentencing to death of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani further deteriorated the bilateral ties.

has been insisting on an end to cross-border before a meaningful dialogue process can start with

Raghavan said visas have also been a factor in the relations between the two neighbouring countries.

"In the present context, visas have lost the kind of resonance they used to have, could be because technology could also be impacted in so many other ways through the Internet, through other communication platforms and so on," he said.

Notably, has been prompt in responding to distress calls of Pakistani nationals seeking visas for medical emergencies.

Raghavan was speaking during a discussion at the launch of his book - 'The People Next Door: The Curious History of Relations'.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 11:50 IST