New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has stated that Kashmir continues to be the core dispute between the two countries and we strongly believe that it can be resolved through serious and sustained diplomacy.

In an interview with an Indian newspaper, he said Pakistan and Indian must bring diplomacy to centre stage. Answering a question about Indian surgical strikes claim, Basit again rejected the claim, however said that India has publicly acknowledged to have breached the 2003 ceasefire understanding by unprovoked firing.

He further added that we haven’t seen any activity on September 29, other than usual cross-LoC firing. Abdul Basit said we have also taken both Pakistani and foreign journalists to the locations and there is no sign of any activity in those areas, other than the cross-LoC firing in which two Pakistani soldiers were martyred.

He said both our countries understand war is not really a solution to our problems and there is simply no room for a conflict in a nuclear environment. “Both countries do understand serious implications of escalating the situation either horizontally or vertically”.