Patna, Jan. 8 (ANI): Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Lahore last month, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said the democratically elected government in Islamabad must become stronger for resolving ties between the two Asian neighbours.
“As far as the Prime Minister’s visit to Pakistan is concerned, it is my personal opinion that his visit was absolutely right. At this point, it is very important for the democratically elected government there (in Pakistan) to become stronger as there are other factors also there,” he told the media here.
The Chief Minister also drew attention towards the fact that the Kargil War took place at a time when former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was making all attempts to mend the relations between the two nations.
“One must understand that the democratically elected government there has control over very limited departments. Whenever talks are initiated, the anti-national elements create trouble,” he added.
In an unprecedented diplomatic development, Prime Minister Modi landed in Lahore to meet his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his way back from Afghanistan last month.
Exactly after a week after the Prime Minister’s visit, the terrorists attacked the Air Force base in Pathankot.
Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack.
The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.
Putting the ball in Pakistan’s court, India yesterday said the attack has once again put renewed focus on the challenge posed by cross-border terrorism. (ANI)