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Pak should end 'proxy war' against India to move forward bilateral ties: Indian envoy

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

should end its "proxy war" against and make efforts to build trust with to move forward the bilateral relationship, Indian to said Wednesday.

"There is a lack of trust in the bilateral relations. We think that trust-building is key to move forward the relationship," Bisaria said in an interview to Pakistani website

The said proxy war against should end to further the bilateral ties between the two neighbours.

"We have been taking about the proxy war for many years. It is important to stop the use of (Pakistani) soil for terrorism...It (proxy war) is being used against for many years," he said.

There is a general opinion in India that "we should have good ties with Pakistan", Bisaria said, adding that it is possible only when terrorism is stopped.

The said he support cricketing ties between the two nations but suitable and proper environment were important for resumption of such ties.

Tensions between India and escalated after the February 14 Pulwama attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group which killed 40 CRPF personnel.

Amid mounting outrage, the carried out a counter-terror operation, hitting a JeM training camp in Balakot, deep inside on February 26.

The next day, retaliated and downed a in an aerial combat and captured an Indian pilot, who was handed over to India on March 1.

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First Published: Thu, May 23 2019. 00:25 IST