India has toughened its Siachen stand: Pak Army Chief

Islamabad: India has toughened its stance on Siachen as compared to 1989, said 

Kayani made the remark to media personnel after a visit to Gyari sector in the Siachen glacier area, his third since an avalanche entombed nearly 140 soldiers, the world’s highest battleground.

The Kayani said that India was now demanding re-determination of positions, reported Dawn. He further added, “Takes two hands to clap”.


On April 18, the country’s powerful army chief had said that his country favoured talks with India to demilitarise the Siachen glacier.

“Peaceful coexistence between the two neighbours is very important so that everybody can concentrate on the well-being of the people,” said Kayani. He further added, “Both countries should sit together to resolve all the issues including Siachen.”

Pakistan, however, promptly did an about turn a day later when Islamabad insisted said there was no change in its stance on the disputed glacier.

Foreign Office spokesperson Moazzam Ali Khan said that Pakistan has made no change in its stance on the Siachen glacier in here.

“It is in our mutual interest that we address all the issues in a meaningful and result-oriented manner,” said Kayani.


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