Forgetting all of the atrocities that the Indian forces are committing in Held Kashmir and not commenting on the attacks at the Line of Control, the Indian Army Chief General Bipan Rawat on Sunday has once again spoken poorly about Pakistan and has accused the neighbouring country for ‘trying to disrupt the atmosphere’ in India.

The Indian army chief had earlier said that attempts were being made to ‘revive insurgency’ and that people needed to be careful during the ongoing festival season to prevent ‘anti-national’ forces from succeeding in their nefarious designs.

The general once again accused Pakistan of attempting to vitiate atmosphere in India, claiming that India was ‘progressing’ and that made other countries jealous. The general’s comments once again raise tensions between the two neighbours and, like his earlier statements, there was no proof of what the Indian army chief had claimed.

Earlier, Pakistan had asked India to hold a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). An Indian spokesperson said, “This is not a resumption of dialogue. They asked for a meeting, we said yes.”

India had then cancelled the meeting between the foreign ministers over the alleged ‘killing’ of Indian soldiers and the release of a series of ‘controversial’ postal stamps. Pakistani government had said that the incidents that were the basis of cancelling the meeting happened a long time before the agreement and Pakistan had no hand in either of the events.

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan reacted to the meeting’s cancelation and expressed hope that the government of India and their military would let go of their arrogance and answer Pakistan’s call for peace, but, the PM explained that wanting peace does not make Pakistan weak.

Imran Khan further said that Pakistan would not bow to threats from India. “If the neighbouring country continued their threats, then, the entire nation is standing united to thwart any action against their country,” he said. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman did still hope that better relations will take place between the two countries, but he clarified that their wish for peace should not be taken as weakness.

Responding to the cancelation of the meeting, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi addressed UNGA and, in his speech, blamed India for the recent breakdown in the peace talks between the neighbours. The FM said that Pakistan preferred peace over politics which was something India did not like to do as it was apparent when the neighbours called off dialogue based ‘fragile’ reasons.

Qureshi said that India’s current administration had called off dialogue between the two countries countless times and it was sabotaging peace in the region. “Pakistan wants better relations with other countries, but will certainly not compromise upon nation sovereignty,” Qureshi said, adding that even with India, Pakistan wants respectable and equal relations.

The PTI leader also accused India of orchestrating terrorism in Pakistan. “Pakistan faces Indian-orchestrated terrorism such as the Peshawar attack, Mastung attack and countless others and the capturing of Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhev provided evidence of Indian-executed terrorism in Pakistan,” he said.

While India constantly speaks ill of Pakistan, the Pakistani efforts for restoration of peace across the region have received praise from other countries. China recently said that it supported Pakistan’s ‘quest for peace through dialogue’ to settle the outstanding disputes with India.

A joint statement, issued here after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, said that China backed Pakistan’s efforts to improve ties with India to settle ‘outstanding disputes’. “China appreciates Pakistan’s quest for peace through dialogue, cooperation and negotiation, on the basis of mutual respect and equality, and supports Pakistan’s efforts for improvement of Pakistan-India relations and for settlement of outstanding disputes between the two countries,” the statement said.

India’s own Navjot Singh Sidhu had earlier visited Pakistan and fell ‘in love’ with the country. The former Indian cricketer visited Pakistan to attend PM Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony. In a statement he stated that Pakistan was a better place to be at than South India. He was basically referring to the similarity in culture of people living at both sides of the borders.

But, Indian media and extreme elements once again turned against him. Indian extremists sent him threats with extreme consequences. Indian government rose objections on his warm hug with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff. The COAS’s gracious offer of opening Kartarpur corridor for the convenience of Sikh Pilgrims won the heart of Sikh community.