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War not solution to Kashmir issue: Imran Khan

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

on Monday

said war is not a solution to the issue, which can be resolved through talks.

In an interview to a group of television journalists here, said unless there was a dialogue, various options on resolution of cannot be discussed.

When asked about the formula to resolve the issue, said there were two or three solutions, which have been in discussions.

He, however, refused to share more details, saying it was "too early to talk about them".

Khan claimed he was informed by late and former during a conference that Kashmir would have been resolved if the BJP had not lost the 2004 Lok Sabha elections.

"It shows that there is a solution of Kashmir and both countries were close to resolve it," the Pakistani insisted.

Ruling out the possibility of any war with India, he said two nuclear armed countries would not fight because "there are always unintended consequences".

Asserting that was serious to develop peaceful ties with all its neighbours, Khan claimed was not ready to hold talks with the country due to the upcoming

Replying to a query on his views on the military's role in shaping of foreign policy in every country, including the US, he said, "Advice from the establishment is taken in those issues where security situation is involved."

Khan said the Army and his government "are on the same page" and his decisions are "backed" by the military.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 23:20 IST