"When the whole world has mounted pressure on Pakistan, some people in India are making statements to favour Pakistan, which is using those remarks to create confusion among global community", he said. They must see who the perpetrator was and how an organisation in Pakistan took it upon itself, in its various publications, to take credit for what, in terms of the language associated with militant incidents, was a "lone wolf" operation by a Kashmiri freedom fighter/militant/terrorist.
The NYT said the the USA "could help India strengthen its counterterrorism capabilities to prevent future attacks and it could encourage India to modify its approach to those opposing its rule in Kashmir, which the United Nations and other groups say involves widespread human rights abuses". The next confrontation, or the one after that, could be far more unthinkable, it said.
Pakistan says Kashmir was unfairly made part of India when British India was partitioned at the end of colonial rule, and the people of Kashmir should be allowed to decide if they want to join Pakistan or remain part of India.
The letter which was signed by 40 MEPs expressed concern over tensions between Pakistan and India.
Madhavs response comes in view of the raging slugfest between the ruling and opposition leaders over the count of casualties after Indias recent surgical strikes at Jaish-e-Mohammads (JeM) largest training centre at Balakot in Pakistans Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Pakistan has taken some initial steps, like detaining 44 suspected militants, including the brother of JeM's leader Masood Azhar.
Islamabad also captured an Indian Air Force pilot after a February 27 dogfight between the two air forces.
Hyderabad| Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Saturday said the party would implement the minimum income guarantee scheme and deposit money in bank accounts of all the poor in the country if voted to power after the Lok Sabha polls. After an emergency meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan "reserves the right to retaliate at a time and manner of its choosing".
The daylong visit to Pakistan yesterday by Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir also resulted in assurances to Foreign Minister Qureshi of Riyadh's complete and overwhelming support towards solving the issues with India in a peaceful manner.
Responding to questions during his weekly media briefing, Mr Faisal said "Our desire is peace but when we talk it is considered weakness".