NEW DELHI: India has snubbed the comments by US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley suggesting a proactive role for America in India-Pakistan ties, saying the outstanding issues between the neighbours should be resolved bilaterally. "The Indian government's position for bilateral redressal of all India-Pakistan issues in an environment free of terror and violence hasn't changed," the government official said. "We of course expect the international community and organisations to enforce international mechanisms and…
UNITED NATIONS: Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fresh fire across their border Saturday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon offered to mediate between the nuclear-armed neighbours following an alarming spike in tensions. Two days after Indian troops claimed it carried out surgical strikes on the Pakistani side of their dividing line in disputed Kashmir; officials said there had been cross-border skirmishes further south. Although there were no reports of casualties, the pre-dawn exchanges heightened the fear among villagers…
ISLAMABAD: China offered on Thursday to mediate in stalled efforts to engage the Afghan Taliban in peace negotiations, reflecting its desire to play a more active role in a region it sees as part of its sphere of influence.