Samba: Rejecting Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif's demand for US intervention to resolve Kashmir issue, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Tuesday said there is no question of any role for a third party.
"There has been a stand since the period of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru on Jammu and Kashmir that Kashmir is ours... No third party thing can happen. Anything that has to happen has to happen bilaterally," Shinde said here.
The Home Minister is visiting the Jammu area in the wake of escalation of the ceasefire violations along the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC).
Shinde called for a cordial atmosphere between India and Pakistan.
When asked about talks between India and Pakistan in the wake of frequent ceasefire violations and infiltration, Shinde said, "There should be atmosphere to have cordial talks. Let us see how we can better create that."
Replying to another question whether India would talk tough with Pakistan over ceasefire violations and shelling along the border or maintain a compromising position, shinde said, "Whenever there is a good policy, we talk of compromise. We cannot become tougher by talking tough. Action is being taken whenever other side breaks the peace along the border. It is not that we are not taking action. We have taken action and we have proved it."
On criticism that India has always been at receiving end, Shinde said, "We cannot say that we are always at receiving end. We have to sometimes compromise, but we cannot take that position always. If injustice is being done to us, we have to reply.