Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has said that India wanted “good and normal” relations with Pakistan, emphasizing that New Delhi’s tolerance threshold for terrorism was very low.
Talking to Indian Journalist Smita Prakash, Doval said that India had good relations with neighbouring countries including Pakistan. He said that security challenges at the borders could not be tolerated.
On the issue of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), NSA said that there was an ongoing proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir but India would not beg for peace. He said that peace and war at the choice of our adversary was not possible; adding that they [New Delhi] would with whom and on what terms we would have peace according to India’s national interests.
Talking about recent attacks on civilians in IIOJK, Doval said that they were dealing with the problem of a “lonewolf” attack.
Speaking about China, Doval said that India would not tolerate any transgression from China. He said that measures had been taken after the 2020 border standoff with China, adding that India had made its intentions clear to China that they would not tolerate any such adventure.