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12:00 AM, January 23, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:09 AM, January 23, 2021

‘Onus on India’ to restart talks

Says Pakistan

Pakistan's foreign minister has thrown down the gauntlet to India to restart direct dialogue between the two countries, saying the "onus lies on [them]" to reverse steps in the disputed region of Kashmir before the two countries can come to the table. 

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi accused the Indian government of adopting "aggressive rhetoric" and "acting irresponsibly".

Bilateral relations between the two rivals stalled around September 2016 after India said its military conducted a "surgical strike" on Pakistani territory. Islamabad rejected the claim.

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