Published Date: Mar 27, 2015
New generation of Indian diplomatsi nclined to resolve Indo-Pak conflicts
Deputy High Commissioner of India in Pakistan JP Singh said the new
generation of Indian diplomats is much inclined to resolve conflicts
between India and Pakistan through diplomacy than its past counterparts.
Singh was speaking at an orientation visit to
Pakistan officer trainees of Indian Foreign Services at Sustainable
Development Policy Institute. He said that more and more Indian officers
want Pakistan to be their first official appointment. He said that 32
newly-recruited officers of 2014-batch preferred Pakistan over the rest
of the world for internship.
Dr Abid Suleri, Executive
Director, SDPI, said that people-to-people contacts are paramount in the
scenario for better future relations between the two countries for
which more visits of the kind from the two sides should be arranged and
encouraged. Shafqat Kakakhel, Chairperson, Board of Governors, SDPI,
said it is about time both the countries should focus on positive issues
and set aside the conflicts for the time being. “Cooperation in
positive areas would certainly contribute to economic development and
peace building between the two countries,” he said.
the internees were given a presentation on the relevance of research
being undertaken at SDPI especially furthering peace and cooperation
between the two countries and developing a common narrative on history,
resolving trans-boundary issues like water and energy and economic
integration in south Asia.