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Soldiers' killing should not disrupt trade: Pakistani diplomat

Thursday, 10 January 2013 - 11:33pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: IANS
Indian Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said there was clear evidence that Pakistani troops were involved in the killing of two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir in an 'inhuman' manner.

Incidents like the killing of two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir should not be allowed to sabotage bilateral trade, a Pakistani diplomat said on Thursday.

"The foreign office of Pakistan has already given its reaction. We believe that these kinds of incidents should not be allowed to sabotage bilateral reconciliation," said Naeem Anwar, minister (trade) in the high commission of Pakistan in India.

"I think both the countries are trying to reconcile things so this process should go on," Anwar told reporters on the sidelines of a seminar, organised by the Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BNCCI).

Asked who were trying to sabotage the peace process between India and Pakistan, he said: "Whoever is the beneficiary of this tension. They would like incidents like this."

"Best way is that the process of reconciliation should continue," he added.

Indian Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said there was clear evidence that Pakistani troops were involved in the killing of two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir in an "inhuman" manner.


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