The Straits Times
Published on Jan 16, 2013

Pakistan foreign minister says India 'warmongering'


NEW YORK (AFP) - India is "warmongering" over deadly clashes in disputed Kashmir, Pakistan's foreign minister said on Tuesday while calling for talks to end the new hostilities.

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar spoke out after Pakistan reported another of its troops had been killed in Kashmir while India's prime minister has warned there can be no "business as usual" between the neighbours.

"We see warmongering," Ms Khar said at the Asia Society in New York where she hit out a statements by Indian politicians over the new tensions.

"It is deeply disturbing to hear statements which are upping the ante, where one politician is competing with the other to give a more hostile statement," Ms Khar added.