Nirupama Rao, the Foreign Secretary said yesterday that India is ready to discuss all issues with Pakistan in spite of the relationship between the two countries being complicated by the issue of terrorism. She was speaking at Harward University on ‘India’s Global Role’ on Monday.
She said India is determined to persist her dialogue with Pakistan in order to resolve great issues so that the region will be stable, and so that the rationale of economic development in an atmosphere of peace for all of South Asia remains our steadfast goal.
Nirupama Rao said “Our relationship with Pakistan has been complicated by the issue of terrorism and the need for Pakistan to take ameliorative action to eradicate terrorism against India. Despite this threat, we understand well the Kautilyan advice that a great power loses stature if it remains bogged down in neighbourhood entanglements,”.