New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India cannot have dialogue with Pakistan unless the latter takes action against terror groups on its soil. Speaking at a conference in Delhi on Wednesday the union minister hit out at Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and said, “Some people say Imran Khan is a statesman, if he is so generous then he should hand over JeM (Jaish e Mohammad) chief Masood Azhar to India. Let’s see how generous he is.”
“We are ready to engage with Pakistan in an atmosphere free from terror…talks and terror cannot go together,” said Sushma Swaraj.
Questioning Pakistan’s retaliation to Indian air strikes in Balakot, she said that India had specifically targeted the Jaish terror group but “Why did the Pakistani military attack us on behalf of JeM?”
“You not only keep JeM on your soil, but fund them and when the victim country retaliates, you attack it on the terror outfit’s behalf,” Sushma Swaraj tore into Pakistan government, adding that it needs to control the ISI and its army, who are bent on “destroying the bilateral relations” time and again.