25 January, 2021

'We Can Find A Way To Reflect Your Present Positions In Siachen'

Pakistani High Commissioner explains his country's difficulty in authenticating Indian troop positions in Siachen but indicates the issue is poised for a breakthrough

Narendra Bisht
'We Can Find A Way To Reflect Your Present Positions In Siachen'
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The day before Aziz Ahmed Khan left for Islamabad, he granted V. Sudarshan an interview, his last as High Commissioner to India. He explained Pakistan's difficulty in authenticating Indian troop positions in Siachen but indicated the issue is poised for a breakthrough.

What are the challenges in working in the "enemy country"?

Well, first of all I think one should say a country where the relationship is not yet normal...but I think I wouldn't like to use the word "enemy". We are on a road...

But Musharraf used the word in his book

Well, I would say that, at the moment, the way the relationship is, I wouldn't use the word "enemy", but a country where we are attempting to normalise relations and have good relations. It has been professionally challenging but at the same time quite rewarding. It has been quite rewarding for me for the last three years and five months. In fact, tomorrow it will be three years and five months..

So you have been counting the days?

No, it is easy to count, because I...

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