Army rules Pakistan despite Imran's election as PM: VK Singh
Union Minister VK Singh said the army still rules Pakistan despite the election of Imran Khan as the new Prime Minister, adding that it remains to be seen whether he will be able to bring about a change. India is adopting a wait and watch approach after the installation of a new government in Pakistan, Minister of State for External Affairs said. Here's more.
Singh says Pakistan govt is propped up by the army
Responding to a question on incidents of infiltration at the border after the change of government in Pakistan, Singh said, "Did you all expect a change?" "After all, the person has been propped up by the (Pakistan) army. The army still rules. So, let's wait and watch how things go, whether the person remains under army control or doesn't remain under its control."
Dialogue can only happen in conducive environment, says Singh
Speaking on sidelines of the opening of a conference, Smart Border Management, Singh said India's policy is very clear. Dialogue can happen only when the environment is conducive, he said when asked whether there have been any attempts from Pakistan to initiate further dialogue with India. Singh said India hasn't received any proposal from Pakistan to open Kartarpur border crossing for Sikh pilgrims.
India's border is unique, says Singh
Singh said India's border is unique and therefore one solution cannot be devised to make it more secure. From plains to deserts and mountains and other terrains, one kind of solution cannot be applied to our border and the variety of the terrain has to be factored in while designing any solutions for making the border security more robust and smart, he said.